[Talk-GB] OpenStreetMap's first flight!

Tim Waters (chippy) chippy2005 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 18:23:30 BST 2009

Hi, yes was about to suggest map warper (warper.geothings.net) it can handle
oblique photos, given enough control points (which you'd need for a desktop

However, the server it's running on is crappy and shared and stingy on
processes that need some power, so I've had to restrict it so that its only
good for a few images where each image is about 1500x1500. Multiple images
can then be stitched together. So would be best for lots of images which can
be collaborativley rectified.

However, the code is open source, and I have another unrestrcited server
available which would be able to work with much larger images. if you would
like a bespoke online warper instance. Let me know :)


(sent from a phone)

On Sep 13, 2009 4:04 PM, "John Robert Peterson" <jrp.crs at gmail.com> wrote:

As for plans for how -- I sent an email to the OAM list for advice, and
haven't gotten a reply.

As for hosting, that's even more of a mystery.

I'm not planning to put them all online in the short term -- while flickr
would be able ot hold all 10GB of data, it would be an almost imposable ot
access format.

If anyone know how to process this type of data, or has even a little info
that may be hlpful, please come with it.

I had a go with http://warper.geothings.net -- the results were
disappointing, and exceedingly slow. It's a good service, but it's designed
for rectifying maps, not oblique photos.

I have been investigating the possibilities of using something like Panorama
Tools / hugin -- they are designed for panoramas, but the idea of auto
identifying matching points between a set of images, and using them as the
reference points for stitching sounds very appealing. If anyone knows of a
way to do this, please help.

If anyone wants a copy of the complete data set for anything open
source/creative commons/sensible -- let me know, we can come ot some
arangment involving posting things.


2009/9/13 Thomas Wood <grand.edgemaster at gmail.com>

> > I did note there was a call for help with rectifying. > > Are there any
plans yet for how this ...

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