[OSM-dev] OSM Photos

Shaun McDonald 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:

> well,
> 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
> image-hosting-project.
> 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",  
> e.g.
> street signs, or simply, tagging as "must see" :)
> have fun
> lizard
> currently doing just stupid stuff :)
> Andy Robinson wrote:
>> I have tons of reference photos, all with their corresponding gps  
>> tracklog
>> (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  
>> OSM
>> itself.
>> A few are using free image sites like photobucket but that's not  
>> ideal
>> either.
>> Of course the perfect solution would be that all geotagged photos,  
>> wherever
>> 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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