[Talk-GB] More imagery

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 08:00:24 UTC 2019

As an aside: Dan S. may be interested in the list of (ground mounted) solar
farms that I am building up at
and also talking to the OpenInfraMap team

- Jez

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 10:12 PM Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>

> Sounds good. Although it is worth noting that OSM UK is us - i.e. the
> OpenStreetMap community in the UK. Yes it does happen to be a registered
> company which helps in some conversations (some companies like to speak
> with other companies) but to get things moving fastest we welcome help from
> fellow OSMers. If not then it will fall to the OSM UK board, of which there
> are 5 people (I am one) with limited volunteer time.
> To get things started I have written to OSMF's advisory board to see if
> any of the local groups or organisations that form part of that have
> experience with getmapping imagery. If you can pass contact details from
> getmapping then we can start enquiries.
> P.S. If anyone reading this wants to jump in and help, please let me know.
> With best regards,
> *Rob*
> On Wed, 6 Mar 2019 at 21:14, chilton steve <steve.chilton at blueyonder.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> Rob,
>> Thanks for the response.
>> In fact I would prefer to hand over to OSMUK or some more formal part of
>> the project, particularly if they have experience of such
>> discussions/negotiations.
>> I don't know what the level of content is. They market themselves as
>> leading provider in UK so I don't think global.
>> I will email OSMUK first before going to the company, just to see how the
>> land lies (pun intended!).
>> Cheers
>> Steve
>> On 06 March 2019 at 19:54 Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> >Would OSM benefit from another imagery source? Getmapping have
>> tentatively offered theirs. See:
>> https://itsahill.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/edina-geoforum-2019/ and get
>> back to me via any of the normal methods.
>> >
>> >Cheers
>> >Steve Chilton (@steev8)
>> It's certainly worth exploring and I think this is something that OSM UK
>> company can assist with if they prefer to discuss with a registered company
>> rather than an individual (could still be you, just on behalf of, and with
>> the support of OSM UK if that helps with discussions).
>> What are the next steps? I guess confirming it is unique content is a
>> good step - rather than a copy of Digital Globe imagery already available
>> to us for example. Do you want to start an email discussion with them
>> cc'ing board at osmuk.org in and we can arrange a call / meeting with them
>> if that helps.
>> P.S. Are we speaking UK or global?
>> Best regards,
>> *Rob*
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