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

Noli Sicad nsicad at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 11:42:15 GMT 2010

How do I start traces Bing Maps Imagerty (e.g. Iligan) using JOSM.

1. Download the latest josm-latest.jar
2. In terminal (linux)
    > java -jar josm-latest.jar
3. Install wmsplugin (for Bing Maps)

What is next to do?

4.File -> New New Layer?

Any short tutorial?

I watched the JOSM videos by Steve Coast. It seems not applicable to
tracing maps.



On 12/1/10, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Philippines/hires_imagery
> . 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?

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