[Tagging] Openstreetview or similar and JOSM integration

Sander Deryckere sanderd17 at gmail.com
Sat May 12 10:16:50 BST 2012

I just looked at the Flickr Java API (
http://sourceforge.net/projects/flickrj/), and they offer to get a list of
photos per location (one location, and an accuracy setting - world,
country, city, street level ...).

Once you have the list, you can get the tags, date and author. So you can
filter the results based on that info.

After filtering, it's possible to download the images and the notes with
the images (so you have both, text and photo for a bug).

I don't think it's needed to have a pro account, as it's not for commercial
use, but every mapper and every bug reporter would need an own Flickr

So if a JOSM developer has some time (not my case), it would be quite easy
to develop such a bug downloader.


2012/5/11 Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>

> Flickr already has an OpenStreetMap 'machine tag' to link flickr
> photos to an OSM object[1]. So that's feasible. You need a pro account
> for flickr if you're going to make any kind of serious use of it
> though.
> How is this a tagging question by the way?
> [1]
> http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/09/28/thats-maybe-a-bit-too-dorky-even-for-us/
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Why can't we use an existing service (like Flickr )?
> >
> > Just let apps upload pictures to Flickr with certain tags, so josm can
> > download these. Maybe there are better platforms for this.
> >
> > But I would not like to upload pictures anyway, because they often
> contain
> > people, and I don't want to harm their privacy.
> >
> >
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