[Talk-GB] [OHM] Fwd: Aerial Photographs

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 19:37:00 UTC 2013


Can I just say that Thomas Bodley would no doubt be most distressed to 
be confused with his namesake, Thomas Bodely!

Steve


On 05/04/2013 16:28, Andy Robinson wrote:
>
> Hi Mikel, should have some more info on the Sheffield holding (photos 
> and description) either over the w/e or in a weeks time. I'm expecting 
> them to be mostly boxed sets and the coverage mainly focussed on 
> northern England.
>
> Useful to know about your Bodelian experience.
>
> Cheers
>
> Andy
>
> *From:*Mikel Maron [mailto:mikel_maron at yahoo.com]
> *Sent:* 05 April 2013 16:20
> *To:* Steve Doerr; Historic at openstreetmap.org; Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
> *Subject:* Re: [OHM] Fwd: [Talk-GB] Aerial Photographs
>
> Amazing. Sounds like a similar cache to what's held at Bodelian in 
> Oxford. This collection of images was acquired by RAF over British 
> Colonies, and other nations, in order to make ordnance survey maps. 
> There's over 500K images there. I've explored it once, and 
> found/scanned/composited/georeferenced/tiled Nairobi from 1961. As it 
> was just 50 years, it was out of copyright (copyright in the case of 
> these images is presumably owned by the country they were acquired in, 
> even if they were then a colony).
>
> Did a short presentation on this a couple weeks ago.
>
> http://files.groundtruth.in/presentations/geodc-historic/#17
>
> My thinking around next step was something like a Kickstarter to do 10 
> more global, out of copyright cities, and build a site to start 
> distributing and promoting the imagery.
>
> It's really amazing stuff, a time machine. Excited to see what's  in 
> the Sheffield cache. Also, we might be able to ask for guidance on 
> storage from the Bodelian, they were very helpful when I was working 
> with the archive.
>
> -Mikel
>
> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
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> *From:*Steve Doerr <doerr.stephen at gmail.com 
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> *To:* "Historic at openstreetmap.org <mailto:Historic at openstreetmap.org>" 
> <Historic at openstreetmap.org <mailto:Historic at openstreetmap.org>>
> *Sent:* Friday, April 5, 2013 6:08 AM
> *Subject:* [OHM] Fwd: [Talk-GB] Aerial Photographs
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> Given the 'historic' nature of this material, I thought I would copy 
> this here.
>
> Steve
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> Folks,
>   
> Sheffield University has some surplus aerial imagery that could be available
> to us if we wish to have it. Its described as a considerable collection
> (amounting to around 6 filling
> cabinets) of UK (mostly England, and mainly northern England) black & white
> 9" x 9" photographic prints, dating from around WWII to the early 1980s.
> There are a few index sheets, many of the boxed sets are labelled.
>   
> I've asked for some more details so that we might consider storage
> requirements (They are currently temporarily stored in a garage but need to
> be in a dry low humidity room really) and should get some photos of what it
> all looks like in the next few days.
>   
> In the meantime two questions for UK OSMers:
>   
> 1. Do you think this is a resource that we should go for and build upon as a
> sub-project within OSM?
> 2. How should we best deal with physical storage until such time as items
> can be digitised. The question about what to do with documents (same applies
> to all the map sheets I have) after digitising can be left till a later
> date.
>   
> I'm less worried about scanning and managing the files now as I have
> sufficient scanning equipment to cover most bases and disk space attached to
> an OSM sever doesn't appear to be an issue. We would need to come up with
> tools and methods of turning them into a seamless mosaic but I'm sure given
> the task there's a workable solution for that too.
>   
> All thoughts, suggestions and offers welcome.
>   
> Cheers
> Andy
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