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I thought you all might be interested in this contest my company is putting on: We’re looking for DJI pilots to try building a 3D map at Hivemapper.com. All you need to do is fly around any area you want to map and upload your video. It can be anything from a quick orbit around your house to covering an entire neighborhood with a waypoint planning app.

You can enter to win in 2 categories. $3,000 for building the largest map and 2 $1000 prizes will be awarded for “coolest map.” Check out out the blog post for full details and rules:

March Mapness 2020

Hivemapper accounts are free and the contest will run until April 30, 2020. You probably won’t win with a simple orbit around your house (unless it’s a really, really cool house) but it’s one of the easiest ways to get started if you’re interested in using your drone to create 3D maps. We also have a ton of guides if you really want to get into it and go for the prize:


If anybody has any questions about the contest or mapping with Hivemapper in general, feel free to ask here. We're excited to see the sort of maps the Mavic Pilot's community will build! We're also very excited for any sort of feedback, so whether you've tried 3D mapping before or you are completely new to the space, give us a try and let us know what you think!
 
When I try to view one of the 3D examples on my iPad I get an error message (see attached) saying my browser does not support 3D. It then goes on to say I can use chrome which is the browser I’m already using.
May be the iOS version of chrome doesn’t support 3D?
 

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When I try to view one of the 3D examples on my iPad I get an error message (see attached) saying my browser does not support 3D. It then goes on to say I can use chrome which is the browser I’m already using.
May be the iOS version of chrome doesn’t support 3D?

Thanks for pointing this out, that message should be more clear: The issue is it's a mobile browser. Currently we don't support touch controls and you need a mouse to navigate the map. If you select "Display desktop site" on your mobile device you should be able to load the page but you will be stuck in whatever view that link was sent to you in. That's how it works on an android tablet at least. Otherwise we're looking to add some sort of mobile viewer support in the feature.
 
This is similar to Litchi, Dronelink and similar platforms. When trying to create a POI in Litchi Mission Hub on my iPad Pro’s Safari or Firefox browser, I can create waypoints, but not points of interest. I log onto a laptop browser and I’m able to add POIs, and manipulate other settings.

We're definitely hearing interest in supporting mobile, and the ipad pro in particular. We use litchi ourselves and I know it's a bit annoying when you need to switch over to a browser to do specific things. Thanks for your notes!
 
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A ton of great new maps have been created over past couple weeks. Check out these maps in the running for the $1,000 coolest map prizes:

The Hagia Sophia - Istanbul, Turkey

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Budweiser Factory - Fairfield, CA

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Goose Creek Village - Ashburn, VA

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Meanwhile we’ve got 2 users battling it out for the $3,000 Largest Map prize:

Hastings, Montana

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Sarajevo, Bosnia (currently uploading lots of footage so it’s a bit messy at the moment…)

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15 Days remaining!

Don't lose out, one of our favorite coolest-maps was produced with just a 2 minute flight!
 
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