[HOT] Ivory Coast mapping - new aerial imagery

Frédéric Bonifas fredericbonifas at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 21:40:11 GMT 2010


The map of Abidjan has been greatly improved in the past weeks. Most
of the tracing has been done with Bing aerial imagery, but the problem
is that it does not cover the whole area of Abidjan.

To answer this need of data sources other than Bing imagery, SPOT
Images kindly offers us satellite imagery over the region of Abidjan.
The accuracy is 5 meters, and a little ground mist is visible.
However, linear features like roads can be easily identified. This
will be especially useful to map out the North and West of Abidjan.

The source tag to use is "2005 Cnes / Spot Image", and this imagery is
allowed in JOSM and Merkaartor but not Potlatch. The license agreement
is here : http://www.youmapps.org/licenses/EULA-OSM-en.html

Here is the WMS URL for use in JOSM with the Imagery plugin :

The Wikiproject Ivory Coast, with more details, is here (French and
English) : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/En:WikiProject_Ivory_Coast


Frédéric Bonifas
+33672652807 skype:fredericbonifas

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