Mapilio's support for OpenStreetMap

The Mapilio project, which I have been following for a while and think is promising, recently published a page explaining how they provide data to OpenStreetMap. Sometimes the upload time may take longer, but since it is in beta, I think it is acceptable. It looks like a new player is joining this industry. I would like to hear the experiences and thoughts of people who have tried the application.

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I am considering taking some personal time to compare the post-upload resolution between Mapilio and Mapillary.

The linked page seems entirely content-free. is there a page anywhere that explains how they provide data to OpenStreetMap?

Can you share updated information here when you reach the necessary data level?

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I only have the information on this page, but I’ll leave a Discord link for you where you can ask any questions you have

That’s not going to happen - I don’t have enough time to follow every $random_external_project’s private communications channel. They appear to be using OSM to market themselves - I was merely asking if there was anything public to back that up. I’m guessing that the answer is “no”.


Their terms & conditions do not mention OSM use at all. Combined with the above-average aggressiveness of those terms (“Except for the license you grant below, you do NOT retain all rights in and to your User Content” - emphasises on NOT is theirs, not mine), as well as general closed-source approach (even worse then Mapillary/Kartaview) I do not hold much hope of their usefulness to OpenStreetMap users, unfortunately.


This clause seems to preclude using Mapilio imagery to contribute edits to OSM “You will not: Modify the Mapilio Services, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon the Mapilio Services;” Dissapointing. I agree with @Matija_Nalis

I found this license page Mapilio | Licenses And Rights
It says :

Any images on Mapilio are released under a CC-BY-SA license

CC-BY-SA is incompatible with ODbL (and additionally problematic with OSM CT)

For comparison, individual Mapillary and KartaView photos are also licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. However, these services’ terms of use specifically allow their use in OSM editing. The image license ends up being more relevant to sites like Wikimedia Commons that can then accept uploads of the images themselves.

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As tyr_asd noted in Add mapilio data by channel-s · Pull Request #9664 · openstreetmap/iD · GitHub they have a separate page on their website Mapilio | Data for OpenStreetMap that explicitly allows using their images to contribute to OSM.


They updated their terms and conditions to explicitly mention and allow the usage for contributing to OSM:


Thanks for update! Unfortunately, the updated terms (as written) still seem incompatible with OSM :cry:

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