[talk-ph] Grab in conflict with Thailand OSM community

grab osm grab.osm at globallogic.com
Fri Dec 21 07:51:08 UTC 2018

Hello All,

Just wanted to quickly clarify on our usage of images.
We do not stick with any one default imagery to map a city.
We do a random check to find the best suitable imagery basis ground truth
alignment and strava heat maps and use it as default imagery.
However we do refer to all available images to cross check our edits
accuracy before uploading them live to osm.
We might end up making some edits which might be in line with ground
reality,  and that's where we seek guidance and feedback from local team.

Thanks Lavanya

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018, 13:02 Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 3:25 PM Glen Scott <paverne at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is it a concern that they keep referring to Bing imagery "We will also
>> use Bing imagery to ensure there are no missing roads". In the parts
>> I've looked at, some roads on Bing just don't exist any more! Bing is good
>> for coastline where there has been no human development, but not good for
>> anything else. Using Bing imagery to check for roads will create the
>> classic GPS nav problem - OLD DATA = WRONG WAY!
> It is definitely a concern to use any old and outdated imagery, not just
> Bing. But based on experience, Bing usually has the best alignment out of
> all the available satellite imagery so it makes sense to refer to Bing (at
> first). But any good remote mapper worth their salt should check other
> imagery as well to (hopefully) avoid mapping outdated roads and features.
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