[Tagging] Imagery variations/misalignments in iD - which to use?

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 02:48:53 UTC 2019

I just go with the best available image for the area & follow that! Around
here, that's almost always Bing as it's "usually" the clearest in our area
(although you have to zoom in to 19 or 20 to get the best view :-()

Further out, it & the others are all so fuzzy that it's almost impossible
to pick fine detail :-(



On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 at 10:26, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> Another quick question:
> Mapping in Japan.
> in iD, we have some imagery to choose from:
> -  Bing imagery (from very very good to meh),
> - a Japanese government GIS render (which is okay, a patchwork of
> different vector illustrations) [Japan GSI standard Map]
> - a Japanese “ortho” view, imagery with almost no off-angle tilt. [Japan
> GSI ortho imagery]
> The issue I am facing is that, even after some adjustment of the angle of
> bing imagery, there seems to be some distortion. things don’t line up well
> between the Bing and ortho maps in some places, and are much closer in
> others.  a *lot* of the mapping aligns with the bing imagery, but there are
> areas of obvious 2-3m distortion in places (the road is wavy), but other
> areas of newer/clearer imagry align with the ortho imagry.
> It is a difference of only a few meters, but with the insane complexity of
> even farming roads, a clash of a few meters between different mappers looks
> bad.
> What do you guys do in such situations?
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