[josm-dev] Automatically activate ImageryProvider for current area?

Werner Poppele poppele at hm.edu
Mon Sep 10 13:33:14 BST 2012


Dr. Tilmann Bubeck wrote:
> Hello!
>
> JOSM already includes a large number of imagery providers. Some of them
> are activated by default, but most are not.
>
> I would like to improve JOSM to automatically activate (or deactivate)
> all imagery providers which are available for the current area, which
> the user is editing. E.g. if I am editing "munich" which is part of
> "bavaria", then the imagery provider "Bavaria (2m)" would be activated
> after downloading the area. The file "http://josm.sourceforge.de/maps"
> already includes the bounding boxes of the different imagery providers,
> so checking an provider for a selected area is possible...
>
> This would improve quality of the user edits, because they see all
> imagery providers which are available. (I was using JOSM by myself for
> quiet a long time until I started discovering the various menu entries
> and found, that there are more (and better) imagery providers, than
> standard BING for "my" areas).
>
> One could even extend that idea and sort all activated imagery
> providers. The one which is of highest speciality (=smallest surrounding
> area) is considered the "best" and is automatically selected (and not
> only activated). So If you assume, that there are imagery providers for
> "munich", "bavaria" and "germany", and I am editing "munich", then they
> will be sorted: 1. munich, 2. bavaria, 3. germany and munich is selected.
>
> What do you think of that idea? I am willing to develop a patch for
> inclusion, if you like that idea. Feel free to discuss!
>
> Kind regards,
> Tilmann Bubeck
>
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Hello Tilmann,

using the URL http://josm.sourceforge.de/ didn't work. I got an error:
"Cannot resolve hostname". Using http://josm.openstreetmap.de/maps works 
fine.

WernerP





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