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

Steve Bower sbower at gmavt.net
Sun May 10 22:47:45 UTC 2015

Yes, the image shift by the JOSM "Imagery offset" button is not saved on
the server. It is only evident on the local computer. The Imagery Offset DB
is used to store offsets that should be used by others. It is a manual
process to check the Offset DB, to see if one applies in the area you are
mapping. The Offset DB wouldn't apply to the DG images I've used since
their offsets vary from place-to-place in the same tile, due to the steep

Cheers ... Steve

On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 8:08 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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