Mapillary is a collaborative street-level imagery platform for extracting map data at scale using computer vision. Images from any device are combined into a visualization of the world to generate data for improving maps, developing cities, and progressing the automotive industry. Mapillary’s tools enable anyone to collect, share, and use street-level images. Computer vision technology reconstructs locations in 3D and recognizes objects from the images to generate map data at scale. Today, people and organizations all over the world have contributed over 270 million images toward Mapillary’s mission of helping people understand the world’s places through images and making this data available.
Jan Erik Solem is the CEO of Mapillary and is passionate about all things computer vision. Prior to co-founding Mapillary in 2013, he founded Polar Rose, a face recognition software for mobile and web which Apple bought in 2010. He worked as a computer vision team leader and researcher at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, CA. He is a former math professor, a WEF Technology Pioneer (twice), and the author of a best-selling computer vision book.