isergean at hih.com.au
Wed May 20 01:18:42 BST 2009
Delta Foxtrot <delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What's the url for landsat or how do I make use of it, yahoo images
> are pretty course in rural areas from what I've seen so far.
They are. I guess this is one of the reasons why your waterway hasn't been
If you are using potlatch, then the options menu allows you to select a
background layer. Don't count on landsat being acccurate enough for your
> Not sure if it's rounding or the object they are following has moved
> or what not, but the ABS boundaries go close but not always the same
> as the boundary they follow.
Also true - but this doesn't necessarily stop them being useful.
> The river runs through this town and divides it in half so that
> isn't the issue, getting something on the map that looks like it is.
So what is the problem you are having, if not with the location or the tag?
If you know where it is, and you know how to tag it, then you are surely
99% of the way there?
> Yes the track is still there, but hasn't been used in a decade or
> more, it's not the tag I'm having trouble with but getting data
> about where the track is to map it.
Welcome to OSM. You can use the imagery available, you can walk the line
with a GPS, you can find and interpolate from surrounding features, points,
or a combination of the above. You can find an out of copyright map from
when the railway was built, which may be able to use to map the route once
you have one or two points.
What is the town you are mapping?
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