[Talk-us] Reminder: OSM US Tile Server

Peter Dobratz peter at dobratz.us
Sat Jul 14 16:57:23 BST 2012


It sounds like these should be added to the lists for JOSM and Potlatch2 so
that more people discover them.

http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Maps
http://git.openstreetmap.org/potlatch2.git/blob/HEAD:/resources/imagery.xml

Is there any reason not to add these directly to the above?

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 8:19 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
>
> I wanted to remind you all that OSM US has its very own tile server that's
> currently serving a couple very useful tile layers (and some other
> moderately useful layers):
>
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters/United_States/Servers/Imagery
>
> I want to especially point out the new USGS layers I added earlier this
> week:
>
>    - Scanned Topos: Shows scanned USGS topographic maps. These are
>    usually the source for GNIS points and tend to be relatively old
>    (especially when zoomed in), so you can look for data changes or spot
>    incorrectly-named features.
>    - "Large Scale" imagery: This is an amalgamation of all USGS imagery.
>    When you're zoomed out (it starts at zoom 12), it uses NAIP (~1 meter
>    resolution), but as you zoom in it will switch over to using other, higher
>    resolution sources if they are available. I believe it includes sources
>    that aren't in the HRO imagery layer. This is probably the best source to
>    use for general mapping.
>
> Feel free to use these for your day to day mapping. In some cases the USGS
> has data that Bing hasn't included yet, so it's definitely worth adding to
> your arsenal.
>
> -Ian
>
> PS: If you have any ideas for other layers you'd like to see, I'm happy to
> try to get them rendered or shown here.
>
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