[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.


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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