[HOT] Satellite imagery interpretation examples - looking for suggestions

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 12:10:17 UTC 2014

Hi Allison,

You mean those squiggly little lines that go E-W'ish?

They are not rivers or streams. They are roads or paths but that is one 
of my questions too and the reason I want to make the little reference 
for roads in Africa.

As sanderd17 mention, how those roads look on satellite imagery can be 
sort of misleading.

I do not know which they are. I think they are footpaths, hopefully 
someone will tell us for sure.

Thank you for asking Allison.


On 9/10/2014 12:16 AM, Allison Hoff wrote:
> Hello
> Can anyone tell  f these linear features are roads or rivers (or
> something else)?
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=id&#map=18/7.88302/-9.61960
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=id&#map=18/7.88302/-9.61960>
> Thanks!
> Allison
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 9:32 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com
> <mailto:bgirardot at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     You might have read in a few emails I was hoping to put up some
>     satellite imagery that shows things we often map in W. Africa.
>     Originally and still mainly, I wanted some examples of schools and
>     roads of different types.
>     I am open to any suggestions for things to include and if you find
>     any good examples with MapBox imagery please send them my way.
>     Or if you find something that you don't know what it is, please
>     share it here and we'll get it identified.
>     For users of iD, just center on the thing in question and then
>     copy/past the url from your web browser into an email.
>     JOSM users can click in the lower left corner of their window and a
>     location box will pop up, you can just copy/paste the url from that
>     box into an email.
>     Cheers,
>     Blake
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