5. Upload Your Contributions
The Hivemapper app uploads your contributions to the network
The Hivemapper app is designed to make uploading your contributions to the Hivemapper Network seamless. As you drive, the Hivemapper app will download mapping data from the dashcam onto your mobile device. From there, the mapping data can be sent to the Hivemapper Network over either a cellular data connection or a WiFi connection.
If you prefer to upload over WiFi to avoid incurring mobile data costs or exceeding a mobile data limit, go to the Settings menu on the Hivemapper app and set "allow cellular data uploads" to off.
The Hivemapper Network does not accept stale map data, so make sure your map imagery is uploaded within three days of capturing it.
This is the default state for uploads to the Hivemapper Network. Once you finish mapping and return to a trusted Wi-Fi network (like your home or office), the app begins uploading to the Hivemapper Network in the background. You can still use all the features of your mobile phone while map data uploads.
Uploads are typically faster when the Hivemapper app is running in the foreground.
This video shows how to ensure quick uploads via WiFi.
It's possible to enable cellular data uploads for contributors who want to upload outside of a Wi-Fi network or as they map. Go to the "Settings" tab and toggle "allow cellular data uploads" to on. This will upload contributions via cellular data without having to wait for a WiFi connection.
Enabling cellular data uploads is not recommended for contributors with limited cellular data plans.
It takes some time for contributions to be processed on the Hivemapper Network and you won't immediately be able to identify any of your contributions on the map. In part, this is to ensure the network only takes imagery that is usable.
Furthermore, you won't immediately receive HONEY after you upload. Rewards are received on a weekly basis to allow for the calculation of other factors.