[Talk-us] Ohio Statewide Imagery Program

David Fawcett david.fawcett at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 04:24:19 GMT 2010


I am guessing that you know that it is pretty easy to view WMS in
different SRS in Merkaartor.  Here is a link on adding new SRSs to
Merkaartor.  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Merkaartor_doc_0.12#Adding_Additional_Projections

You can easily add new SRS to the config file.  They are just in
Proj.4 format.


On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 7:44 PM, David ``Smith'' <vidthekid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have recently noticed that Google Earth has incorporated OSIP (Ohio
>> Statewide Imagery Program,
>> <http://ogrip.oit.ohio.gov/ProjectsInitiatives/StatewideImagery.aspx>)
>> imagery into their "historical imagery" feature.  (Actually, I have to
>> wonder why it's not used more on the default/current image layer, as
>> in many places it's newer and/or finer-resolution than that layer.)
>> Anyway, when the OSIP imagery is visible, the attribution portion of
>> the window does not use the copyright symbol.  Just to be sure about
>> copyright status, I called Jeff Smith today (his contact info appears
>> on the OSIP download page) and asked about it.  He said that the OSIP
>> data is all public-domain.  (I also asked him if he was aware of OSM,
>> and he said he was, but I didn't press for more details.)
>> Since this data is public-domain, and newer and/or sharper than the
>> Yahoo! imagery*, I think it would be very worthwhile to investigate
>> ways to easily use it for tracing or general reference in OSM.  There
>> seems to be a WMS service, but I couldn't get JOSM's WMS plugin to
>> work with it.
> JOSM's WMS plugin is fairly primitive, in that it can't use the WMS
> protocol to discover information about the WMS server and the layers
> it offers.  Usually what I do is use QGIS to explore the WMS server
> and figure out the URL to plug into JOSM.  I haven't figured out an
> easy way to get the URL out of QGIS so I use Wireshark to watch the
> packets and extract the URL that way.  Here's a URL that works in JOSM
> for Cuyahoga County:
> http://gis1.oit.ohio.gov:80/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/osip?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&SRS=EPSG:4326&STYLES=&FORMAT=image/jpeg&LAYERS=18&
> For different counties, change the number in the LAYERS parameter.
>> I acknowledge that using OSIP may be difficult from a programmer's
>> standpoint, given that it uses Ohio State Plane projections (which are
>> conics) rather than Mercator.
> Actually, the Ohio WMS server defaults to using WGS 84, but can
> transform it on the server side other projections if you really wanted
> to.
> --
> Jeff Ollie
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