[OSM-dev] MapBox imagery in the offset database

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Tue Jul 15 21:26:58 UTC 2014

Sorry for any inconvenience that this switch might have caused. We're
rotating id's as we found someone (ab)using the id for what's apparently a
high traffic application.

I recommend avoid pegging any functionality to mapbox id's to the extent
possible. We're aware of iD and JOSM pointing to a mapbox id for satellite
tracing and we'll continue to maintain those. Let me know if you have any

Ilya - the regex you're using looks good.


On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 2:59 AM, Ilya Zverev <zverik at textual.ru> wrote:

> Hi! Recently someone changed MapBox Imagery URL in JOSM, which resulted in
> different keys for the same imagery in imagery offset database. This
> prompted me to create a distinct id for mapbox imagery. The regular
> expression for matching URL is "tiles\.mapbox\.com/v[3-9]/openstreetmap\.map".
> All mapbox imagery offsets in the database were converted to use this id,
> JOSM plugin from this moment also uses it. If you actively use offsets
> plugin, please update it now to access your old stored offsets.
> I really hope this is the same layer, with same offsets. If not, please
> tell me earlier, so I can undo the database change.
> If you maintain a different database of imagery, please update it
> accordingly.
> IZ
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