[talk-ph] General strategy to using bing imagery in areas with no active OSMer (was Re: Microsoft Bing Maps Imagerty [sic] Terms of Use)

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 10:09:40 GMT 2010

I'm posting this to generate insights on how we should maximize and
accelerate data contributions in bing covered areas.

At the moment there are a lot of bing imagery with minimal active
ph-osmer (perhaps main reason is the lack of imagery).  I am
predicting that this will change very soon when other people start to
see that their area of interest has his-res imagery available.  As a
community, how do we approach the info dissemination so that people
become aware that there is imagery already in "X" town?

Some suggestions:
1. Lets create a coverage list and add them here:
. Do we have complete coverage sweep:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bing/Coverage#Philippines ?

2. Check nearby editors covered by bing and remind them that imagery
is now available (via OSM messaging).

3.  "Seed" the area by tracing roads (temporarily tagged as highway=road).

Adding stub roads can give an impression of completeness.  Hence, it
can be counter-productive.  Personally, I have reservations on point 3
(but lack the patience to wait for a passionate contributor in "X"
town) :) .

On the long term, the main strategy would be to encourage local osm
groups within these imagery covered areas.

Any ideas?

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> By the way, Bing imagery is already available on Potlatch 2, not
> Potlatch. You can access Potlatch 2 already at the main OSM website.
> Just go to the area where you want to edit, hover over the Edit tab
> until a small pop-up appears and click on the Potlatch 2 link.
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here is more information:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bing
>> And check first if the imagery is really rectified or aligned
>> correctly; use GPS traces to confirm:
>> http://blog.samat.org/p/Bing-Imagery-Misaligned-at-Lower-Zooms
>> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 7:40 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> Here's the terms of use:
>>> http://opengeodata.org/microsoft-imagery-details
>>> Please read before tracing. :-)
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