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Clarity of View

A clear view to more HONEY
The quality of the data you contribute factors into the amount of HONEY tokens earned. Clarity of view plays a large role in producing high-quality map data. Low-quality data typically stems from two issues:
  1. 1.
    Dashcam is not properly installed or mounted - The dashcam is mounted where you can see the dashboard or sides of the windshield.
  2. 2.
    Correct mounting, but poor imagery - Images are collected at night, in excessive rain, or other vehicles are blocking the view of the road.
Let's take a look at some examples of good and bad imagery.

Camera Orientation: Front-facing, exterior

​✅ Good: Unobstructed view of the road and buildings

The camera is centered on the street and there are no obstructions (such as the car's hood, dashboard, or antenna).

❌ Bad: The car hood visible in the image

The camera is facing down and is capturing the car's hood in the image. This is a fairly common problem and is easily addressed by tilting the camera upwards to face more of the environment.​

Camera Orientation: Front-facing, interior

​✅ Good: Unobstructed view of the road and buildings

The windshield's glass is clean, there is no reflection of the dashboard in the windshield, the camera is centered on the street, and there are no obstructions (such as the car's hood, dashboard, or antenna).

​❌ Bad: Vehicle interior visible in the image

In this image, the vehicle's dashboard is visible in the bottom corners and in the windshield's reflection. If the footage contains any aspect of the vehicle's interior, it isn't usable for a high-quality map. This is a fairly common problem and is easily addressed by tilting the camera upwards to face more of the environment.

Camera Orientation: Side-facing, exterior

​✅ Good: Unobstructed view of the sidewalk and buildings

​❌ Bad: The camera is turned downward

The camera is getting the side of the car in the frame instead of the buildings. This is easily addressed by tilting the camera upwards to face more of the environment.

Camera Orientation: Side-facing, interior

​✅ Good: Unobstructed view of the sidewalk and buildings

​❌ Bad: The camera is facing traffic

The camera is pointed at traffic rather than pointing at the sidewalk and buildings. If you live in a country with right-hand traffic, the Hivemapper Dashcam should be installed on the right side of the vehicle. Conversely, if you live in a country with left-hand traffic, the Hivemapper Dashcam should be installed on the left side of the vehicle.​​