Upload Your Contributions

The Hivemapper app uploads your contributions to the network.


The Hivemapper Dashcam is designed to seamlessly collect and store mapping data as you drive. To upload mapping data captured by the dashcam to the Hivemapper Network, a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection with the Hivemapper app is required.
If you prefer to upload over Wi-Fi 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.

Automatic Wi-Fi Uploads

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 Wi-Fi.

Enable Cellular Data Uploads

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 Wi-Fi connection.

Viewing Your Contributions

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 that 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.