[OSM-talk] satellite Imagery missing
nomoregrapes at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 15 14:14:34 BST 2011
On 15 September 2011 13:37, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
> On 15/09/11 13:05, Douglas Musaazi wrote:
> On Saturday 10th September 2011, we held a mapping day event at Uganda
>> Christian University Mukono in Uganda, where we spread the idea of
>> mapping and updating the Open Street World map as part of the mapping
>> Uganda Initiative at pamoya (http://www.pamoya.com/node/**13275<http://www.pamoya.com/node/13275>),
>> the satellite imagery for the area
>> not available.
>> We were able to use the walking papers and the g.p.s unit that enabled
>> us to have better accuracy, using potlatch without the satellite imagery
>> was like working while blind folded and we managed to make the edits. We
>> never used Merkaator or JOSM as it was a one day event, and it was an
>> introductory to the 20 participants, so the quickest tools had to be
>> used. I would like to know if there is any other means, or when the
>> satellite image will be available to OSM for such areas.
> There is imagery (from Bing) there, but only up to z13. We have the imagery
> we're given (or rather allowed to use) I'm afraid and we don't have a way to
> magically conjure up high res imagery where Bing don't have it.
We can ask for it.
Steve made some mention at the conference, and so I've found this page
which you should edit to add Uganda. I suggest including a link to the map
you've done so far, it is a very good work/effort without aerial imagery.
You could also make your own aerial imagery, although this seems to be quite
difficult and may not provide enough of what you want.
osm at livingwithdragons.com
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