New features, enhancements, and bug fixes

July 16, 2021

This week we have focused on adding new features and squashing various bugs throughout the network.


  • Fixed numbers Studio flight path bugs based on community feedback

🗺Coverage Map

  • Click on the coverage map to reveal collection details including coordinates, direction that the vehicle was moving while collecting, dashcam mount position, recency data, and more


  • Fixed sorting bug on the columns

  • Improved error handling on Uploader for file types that are not supported

  • Even faster page load times while paginating


  • Improved Tile Attribution to support metro regions e.g. DC metro or NY metro

  • Various visual user interface improvements throughout

July 8, 2021

Since the #newmap launched, we have been aggressively adding new features, polishing other features, and fixing bugs. Here is what launched this week:

  • Improvements to new Studio

    • Integrated into the core application

    • Automated flight path that generates higher quality data

    • Selecting / deselecting multiple tiles

    • Highlighting neighbors

    • Message for selecting only adjacent tiles

    • Message for keeping the tiles contiguous (invalid deselection case)

    • Message for selecting 6 tiles max

  • Coverage map

    • Faster and more responsive

    • Better and easier search to move around the map

  • Mobile support

    • The web application is supported on most mobile browsers, so you can browse the dashboard, coverage map, etc.

  • Dashboard

    • Faster load times when navigating via pagination

    • Toggle between All Contributions and your contributions

  • Dashcam mapping

  • Uploader

    • Simpler UI navigation

    • Catches file formats that not supported by uploader

  • Tile Attribution

    • Improvements to tile attribution logic

July 2, 2021

Same mission, same vision. New day. Taking the wraps off so many new things to grow and expand the Hivemapper Network:

🚀 New & Improved

  • - check it out for yourself

  • Anonymous account - you are now anonymous when contributing to Hivemapper. Create a free and anonymous account here

  • Docs - new guides for contributing, new FAQs, new docs for the Map Image API, and more.

  • Dashboard - simplified and much faster

    • See All Contributions in the Dashboard

    • See the Dashboard for a contributor e.g.

    • See your own dashboard

  • Uploader - upload drone imagery or dashcam video

  • Network Explorer - visualize map coverage

  • Studio - same core features, but all faster, easier, and did we mention prettier.

  • Map Image API - a comprehensive API for using the imager generated by the network.

  • Mobile Contributor App - contribute to the map with your smartphone

    • Contributor App for iOS

    • Contributor App for Android

  • Open Dashcam technical specifications