[Talk-us] a plea to armchair mappers

Kam, Kristen kristenk at telenav.com
Fri Jun 12 14:54:12 UTC 2015

I will take a look at this.  Thanks Bryan.


Kristen Kam
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From: Bryan Housel [mailto:bryan at 7thposition.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:55 AM
To: Kam, Kristen
Cc: Richard Welty; Talk Openstreetmap; Help for newbie mappers
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] a plea to armchair mappers

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.

Thanks, Bryan

On Jun 11, 2015, at 10:05 AM, Kam, Kristen <kristenk at telenav.com<mailto: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.


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From: Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net<mailto: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that aerial imagery may be several years out of date.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in Rensselaer, NY had been realigned with the out-of-date bing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imagery was out of date, but the armchair mapper didn't bother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.


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