[OSM-dev] OSM Photos
shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Fri May 4 22:55:20 BST 2007
What about having a peer sharing bit torrent style sharing of the
It's just a thought if we cannot get a single server/connection to do
the the job.
I do realise this would take a lot more effort to implement, but may
well be a solution.
I only have a 256kb/sec upload (grr to those UK ISPs) and would be
happy to supply some upload bandwidth on a part time basis.
I am currently using picasa web albums using the export plugin in
iPhoto to do the upload.
On 4 May 2007, at 22:44, Lizard wrote:
> i know that this is not just a picture-server-project.
> thats the reason i talked about distributed storage. of cause you can
> not host unlimited number of images. i can offer my own server for the
> first step, but we need space and traffic donations of cause.
> on the other hand, if we start it as an own project, it is yet another
> development can be seperated from the project of cause, but the main
> (inter)face should be integrated into osm, one application, one login
> for editing, etc.. lets thing about usage, pahaps tagging image as
> "helps for navigation" e.g. a big building, or tag "helps mapping",
> street signs, or simply, tagging as "must see" :)
> have fun
> currently doing just stupid stuff :)
> Andy Robinson wrote:
>> I have tons of reference photos, all with their corresponding gps
>> (and hence all can be location stamped easily) but having
>> somewhere to store
>> them other than on my own computer is the main issue. On the one
>> hand having
>> access to source information for OSM is very beneficial, however I'm
>> guessing we simply don't have the storage and bandwidth to be
>> shifting and
>> storing a large amount of high resolution photographic data within
>> A few are using free image sites like photobucket but that's not
>> Of course the perfect solution would be that all geotagged photos,
>> taken in the world and of whatever subject you can think of, are all
>> accessible, searchable and filterable and overlain as a layer over
>> an OSM
>> map. That would be really cool and could grow into quite some
>> site. But I
>> don't think it should be a core activity for OSM itself. In my
>> opinion it
>> really needs to be a separate project.
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