What is Navigate Maps?
Navigate Maps will be a new type of map application that crowdsources high-quality imagery from its community to create an immersive, constantly-refreshing view of the world. Navigate Maps will be the first ever dapp on the Navigate platform, created by the Navigate team.
Can I contribute to Navigate Maps?
Yes! Navigate Maps will provide users with the opportunity to earn rewards by contributing data they both passively and actively collect, such as drone or dashcam imagery. To contribute data to Navigate Maps, visit data.nvg8.io.
What makes Navigate Maps different from traditional mapping and satellite applications?
By leveraging contributors’ data, Navigate Maps offers data sets that go far beyond those provided by mapping vendors today, giving users access to ultra-high-definition imagery that is constantly updated and surpassing traditional satellite-based map offerings on the web. Next generation data will unlock so many exciting, new insights that haven’t yet been possible in a map application!
For instance, imagine being able to look at a map and see details you haven’t been able to see before, such as the number of cars in line at a drive through at 10:00 am last Saturday, or the number of solar panels installed in a neighborhood, or the progress on a construction project many states away that you are interested in, or trending areas in a city you are planning to visit soon. High resolution, low altitude data truly opens the door to endless innovation and exciting user experiences.
Over time, Navigate will continue to introduce and roll out new features to enhance the value of Navigate Maps.
What is a sample use case for Navigate Maps?
Imagine you needed to survey a plot of land before moving forward with construction. Several features of the land have caused you concern regarding the project’s safety. You would usually go to traditional mapping applications to view the property from a bird’s eye view, but instead turn to Navigate Maps for imagery of the land. This gives you access to more recent, higher-resolution data on the land’s condition rather than otherwise out of date imagery that shows old barn structures that are no longer there. The inclusion of this imagery provided by Navigate maps allows you to make educated judgments on the land’s readiness to begin construction.
When will Navigate Maps be viewable to users?
We anticipate the alpha version of Navigate Maps will be in Q4 2022, at which point early contributors will have access to the initial build of Navigate Maps and will be able to provide feedback on the app. After the alpha launch, Navigate will make further announcements about updates to Navigate Maps and the beta release.
What data can I upload to Navigate Maps?
In September 2022, we opened Navigate Maps' first data vault, our Aerial Vault, which accepts aerial images from users flying drones and other aerial vehicles. Navigate Maps' second vault, our Street Level Vault, will open in November 2022 and will help us enrich Navigate Maps with incredible street-level detail.
Long term, we plan on expanding into other high-demand data sets across climate, health, mobility, and IoT -- giving users more ways to contribute, and giving developers more next generation assets to leverage. If you would like to be notified when these vaults are opened to the community, sign up to our newsletter for updates.
Where do I contribute data to Navigate Maps?
You can upload data today for Navigate Maps at data.nvg8.io. Be sure to take a look at our Getting Started Guide and data requirements before you upload!