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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 too much of the dashboard or sides of the windshield.
  2. 2.
    Correct mounting, but poor imagery – Images that are collected at night, in excessive rain/snow, or with other vehicles blocking the view of the road.
Let’s take a look at some examples of good and bad imagery.

Camera Orientation: Front-facing, exterior

​✅ Accept: 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).

​✅ Accept: Unobstructed view of the road and buildings

The camera is centered on the street and there are no large obstructions (such as the car’s hood, dashboard, or antenna). The small amount of windshield visible in the lower right hand corner of the image is acceptable

❌ Reject: Too much of the car's hood is visible

The camera is facing down and is capturing too much of the car's hood in the image. This problem can be addressed by tilting the camera upwards.​

❌ Reject: Too much sky

The camera is facing up and is capturing too much sky in the image and you can't see lane markings on the road. This problem can be addressed by tilting the camera downwards.

Camera Orientation: Front-facing, interior

​✅ Accept: 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).

​✅ Accept: Clear view of the road and buildings

The car’s hood is visible, but it only makes up a small percentage of the image. Otherwise, the windshield’s glass is clean, there is no reflection of the dashboard in the windshield, and the camera is centered on the street.

​✅ Accept: Good view of the road and environment

The car’s hood and sides of the windshield are visible, but it only makes up a small percentage of the image. Otherwise, the windshield’s glass is clean, the camera is centered on the street, and there is minimal glare.

❌ Reject: Too much of the vehicle’s interior is visible

The vehicle’s dashboard is visible and constitutes over half the image. This common problem can be addressed by tilting the camera upwards to face more of the environment or remounting the camera higher on the windshield.

❌ Reject: Too much of the vehicle’s interior is visible

The vehicle’s dashboard is visible and constitutes close to half of the image. The lens is also not focused on the road.

Camera Orientation: Side-facing, exterior

​✅ Accept: Unobstructed view of the sidewalk and buildings

​❌ Reject: 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 upward to face more of the environment.

Camera Orientation: Side-facing, interior

​✅ Accept: Unobstructed view of the sidewalk and buildings

​❌ Reject: 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.​​