Video in, Map out
Hivemapper’s mapping pipeline is completely automated.
Put video in one side and a living 3D map comes out the other end.
How it works
A lot goes into making Hivemapper’s pipeline work, but here are the basics:
First, using machine vision technology we accurately combine footage from each video into a single 3D map.
Next, we figure out exactly where in the world this map is located. This new map is now part of the global living map. A rough flight path or location estimate lets the system know where to start looking.
Finally, we compare the new map with older maps of the same area to find what has changed.
Never throw away any video.
Hivemapper automatically and intelligently determines which parts of a video can build a living 3D map.
Turning a video into a 3D map is not a realtime process (yet). Here’s what you can expect:
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Processing times will vary depending on the content of the video.
Longer videos have similar processing times on sufficiently large clusters.
Point Hivemapper at a networked directory and it uploads every video in it. In just two button clicks upload millions of hours of video and watch your map grow.
API Video Upload
For paid plans we provide a robust REST based API for uploading video from an external system. The full set of APIs also provides the ability to check the processing status for all uploaded videos.