[HOT] SPOT aerial imagery over Dadaab camp in Kenya

Harry Wood mail at harrywood.co.uk
Thu Aug 18 16:58:07 BST 2011

In JOSM you have to use that URL in the 'service URL' box and then click 'get layers'.  That reveals two SPOT imagery layers available at longer URLs. Looks like the second one is higher resolution than the first. I guess the first one is 2007. It's looking greener and less arid.  In general the second one is going to be more useful.

The final configured URL for that one is:   wms:http://ws.spotimage.com/spotlive/wms/588c8a81-c145-4913-8972-3894a023f422?FORMAT=image/jpeg&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&Layers=IMG_S51453490702110752062V5N&  

It seems to me it's not quite sharp enough to make out the details of settlements properly, but I was just using it to add some river details here: http://osm.org/go/wqCWhp8    But maybe rivers like that are dried up in the drought. And I can't tell where are the actual camps are set up.


>I've tried to work with spot imagery: >http://ws.spotimage.com/spotlive/wms/588c8a81-c145-4913-8972-3894a023f422? >with this link but it does not work. does it work for others? nothing

From: Frédéric Bonifas <fredericbonifas at gmail.com>
To: hot at openstreetmap.org
Sent: Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:58
Subject: [HOT] SPOT aerial imagery over Dadaab camp in Kenya

Hello all,

Spot has provided a satellite image over the Dadaab camp in Kenya. For
those who wants to know more about the Dadaab camp, you can read
articles on ReliefWeb ( http://bit.ly/qCCi0o ) or on Wikipedia (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dadaab ).

You can view the SPOT image boundary :

The two images are from 2007 and 2009. New images should be acquired soon.

The WMS address for use in JOSM and Merkaartor is :

All data added from this imagery has to be attributed "Cnes / Spot Image"

I have documented this imagery on the Kenya wikipage, as the Dadaab
camp is there : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Kenya .
If anyone wants to modify this, for example on a "Horn of Africa"
page, please feel free.

Hope this will be greatly used !


Frédéric Bonifas
+33672652807 skype:fredericbonifas

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