[Talk-us] a plea to armchair mappers

Bryan Housel bryan at 7thposition.com
Thu Jun 11 14:54:44 UTC 2015

There is an open item in iD to display the date of the aerial imagery alongside the attribution message.  We actually don’t get this from most tile providers, but we can get it from Bing in the response header.

Would definitely welcome a pull request if someone wants to take a shot at implementing this.
https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/2492 <https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/2492>

Thanks, Bryan

> On Jun 11, 2015, at 10:05 AM, Kam, Kristen <kristenk at telenav.com> wrote:
> We need to make it more easier to load up-to-date imagery to  our OSM editing applications. And I think something easy as publicizing the date of the imagery collection would get folks to do a double take before using older imagery.
> Kristen
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> ________________________________________
> From: Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>
> Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:42:29 AM
> To: Talk Openstreetmap; Help for newbie mappers
> Subject: [Talk-us] a plea to armchair mappers
> please, please when doing the armchair mapping thing, be aware
> that aerial imagery may be several years out of date.
> yesterday i discovered that a highway reconfiguration i'd mapped
> in Rensselaer, NY had been realigned with the out-of-date bing
> aerial imagery. i was able to locate my GPX tracks and put it back,
> but i still had to revisit the site to re-verify some connecting roads.
> i had even put a README tag on the roads warning that the
> imagery was out of date, but the armchair mapper didn't bother
> to, you know, read the README.
> i don't object to careful armchair mapping, i do it myself, but
> you need to keep in mind that the imagery available may a number
> of years old. i can name a number of highways in the Capital District
> of NY where the imagery is old and the highways have been realigned
> and/or reconfigured.  this will be true in many places. if you see a
> mismatch, it would be a good idea to look at the history and try to
> contact the the mapper responsible for the mismatch first.
> thanks,
>   richard
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