[HOT] [OSM-talk] Skybox release aerial imagery

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 21:22:57 UTC 2014

Wow, really cool.

Is there a TMS/WMS type URL for looking at any of it?

I am not sure how it works, in reviewing the site it looks like they 
provide the imagery and we would find a place to host it for use in tracing.


On 10/29/2014 7:32 AM, Mikel Maron wrote:
> Hello
> I've been talking with the Google Crisis Response team, and they have
> confirmed:
> * Imagery released under Skybox for Good can be digitized into OSM under
> OSM's license.
> * The attribution requirement can be fulfilled by attributing Skybox in
> a given changeset and/or feature comment/tag. As well as noted on
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors
> * While it's not a requirement, interested to start conversation about
> more robust attribution down the line, ala the dynamic attribution in
> Google Maps (something like an API to view attribution for a particular
> area, to integrate into web viewers)
> * HOT is welcome to make additional requests.
> They want to know the best place to formally let OSM know the above. If
> the gist of the above sounds reasonable, I think the best place to
> announce would be on legal-talk@
> While we are working on the legal details, it would also be worthwhile
> for us to test the suitability of the imagery for OSM tracing. Is the
> geo-referencing and resolution fit for our purposes?
> Cheers
> Mikel
> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> On Monday, October 27, 2014 5:37 PM, Rob Nickerson
> <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hi list,
>     Google (through their acquisition of skybox) have released some
>     aerial imagery under the Cc-by licence:
>     http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/26/skybox-for-good/
>     Can someone just remind me - are we able to use this in
>     OpenStreetMap? If yes, please forward to the HOT mailing list as it
>     is of value to them.
>     Finally we should be very proud of what we as a community have
>     achieved. The work that we, HOT and those who have already made
>     aerial imagery available (bing, digital globe, etc) have achieved to
>     date is so significant that other big players are following in our
>     footsteps. This is a great day :-)
>     Best,
>     Rob
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