“We want to update the map was as simple as taking photos,” the company explained.
June 28, “Yandex” introduced the application “People’s Map”, through which any user can participate in the creation and editing of maps. was told about it by company representatives.
The photos made with the help of the application will get to the Yandex service for editing maps. Its users will be able to compare the images with the existing map and make changes to it, after which the data will appear in the “Navigator” and “Yandex.Maps”, will be taken into account when constructing routes, help to find parking spaces, prompt maneuvers and the permitted speed.
The application already knows how to recognize signs about speed limits and parking. He is also going to learn how to recognize road markings and other signs, and in the future it will take into account any information, up to signs and house numbers.
In “Yandex” emphasize that the use of the application does not take much effort and time: if you attach the smartphone to the windshield of a car or a bicycle, the application will automatically take a picture once in one or two seconds.
The application “People’s Map” has already been tested by volunteers and cartographers of the company, with its help, 30 million photographs of 30 cities of the country were added to the map editing service, and 17,000 additions and clarifications were added. Download the application can be on Google Play, the creation of a version for iOS is not planned.
“Narodnaya Karta” service was launched in 2010, more than 20 thousand cartographers are using it monthly.