[Talk-GB] More imagery

phil at trigpoint.me.uk phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Mar 7 09:17:11 UTC 2019


Shropshire Council use GetMapping on their PROW map. It is very clear and recent.

I would find it very useful as a mapping source.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Thursday, 7 March 2019, Marc Gemis wrote:
> Even before the Belgian local chapter was formed, some community
> member(s) wrote to AIV (Flemish agency for information) [1] whether we
> could use their aerial imagery for tracing. We got that permission.
> Similar requests were made to the other regions in Belgium. It does
> not really matter whether there is a registered company or not. The
> request should outline what you plan to do (tracing) and where the
> data will be used.
> I was not involved in the request, but some of our current board
> members were (if I recall it correctly)
> 
> regards
> 
> m.
> 
> [1] https://overheid.vlaanderen.be/informatie-vlaanderen
> 
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 11:13 PM Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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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