[HOT] Sharing imagery for a mapathon/task - simple alternative to TMS?

Nick Bristow mail at nickbristow.co.uk
Tue Jan 26 12:15:47 UTC 2016


First off, sorry if I've addressed this to the wrong list - please point me
in the right direction if so...

I am working on a Missing Maps project with the BRC and MSF in London. We
recently had a mapathon organised around

#1432 Missing Maps: DRC, Digitising Katanga field maps
<http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1432>

The task is in two parts:
1. Update the basemap from Bing
2. Add village names from some MSF field notes (essentially hand drawn maps)

My question is whether there is an easy way to share these images ( .pngs
roughly georeferenced with the PicLayers plugin in JOSM) with the group?

In an ideal world, on the task page there would be some kind of link which
(possibly using remote control) would load the georeferenced image into a
mapper's JOSM in the right place. This is all new to me. I've been reading
about WMS/TMS servers which all seems like overkill. Is there a simple
solution possibly linking to images shared on a Google Drive? The pngs are
small files (a few hundred kb) but cover large areas (a few hundred km).

If anyone has any experience of something similar, or could just point me
in the right direction it would be much appreciated!

Many thanks,

Nick Bristow
NickJOB <http://tasks.hotosm.org/user/NickJOB>
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