[HOT] [info-hotosm] Reference Project #1030 Nepal Earthquake

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun May 10 12:08:39 UTC 2015

Bing buys images from satellite operators, DigitalGlobe is a satellite
operator that is nice enough to release some images directly to us
occasionally and Kevin even does some mapping from time to time.

Since Bing does not have high resolution imagery for everywhere we map HOT
obtains images from many sources sometimes an Agency will buy images and
let us have access.

Cheerio John

On 10 May 2015 at 01:19, Springfield Harrison <stellargps at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, thanks Kevin.  So someone not paying attention to this level of detail
> might not actually know if they're using a Bing or DG image?  However, the
> word is to use Bing as the positional standard.  This sounds like a
> potential procedural problem.  Then in JOSM, if the layer list says Bing,
> then it is Bing?  Or do we use the copyright designation on the image
> itself?  Which might contradict the designation in the layer list.
>                 Thanks, Cheers . . . . . . . . Spring
> At 09-05-2015 07:30 Saturday, Kevin Bullock wrote:
>> >>Does Digital Globe supply Bing images? Just curious, they are always
>> referred to as different products.
>> Yes, Microsoft licenses DigitalGlobe imagery for many parts of the world,
>> you'll notice the attribution in the Bing Maps platform. In various
>> threads, I've seen Bing imagery "versus" DigitalGlobe imagery, and that is
>> usually a contradiction. The proper way of characterizing it is:
>> DigitalGlobe imagery through the Bing platform versus DigitalGlobe imagery
>> being made available during this crisis.
>> https://www.digitalglobe.com/partners/platform-partners/microsoft
>> Cheers, Kevin
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