[Talk-us] Help needed, Babcock Ranch near Fort Myers, FL

Brian May bmay at mapwise.com
Mon May 15 13:11:04 UTC 2017

On 5/15/2017 7:37 AM, Eric Ladner wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 2:59 AM Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org 
> <mailto:frederik at remote.org>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     Maybe someone in the area fancies a fact-finding mission ;)
> Some of it actually shows up in the Charlotte county GIS system[1] 
> (the stuff south of Lake Timber), and constructiononthe round-a-bout 
> is visible on other *cough*Google[2]*cough* satellite imagery (just 
> below Lake Babcock).  Construction on the now deleted roads to the 
> left of Lake Babcock is also visible (as of Feb imagery).
> Most likely it's not vandalism or somebody using OSM for urban fantasy 
> but some very early county GIS or planning data that was uploaded.  It 
> likely should have been tagged at least as "proposed," though.  Some 
> of it is at least a solid "construction" now.
> The imagery availble in JOSM via Bing looks pixel-for-pixel identical 
> to imagery available elsewhere from 2010.
> [1] http://agis.charlottecountyfl.gov/ccgis/
> [2] 
> https://www.google.com/maps/@26.7872318,-81.7380132,2180m/data=!3m1!1e3 
> <https://www.google.com/maps/@26.7872318,-81.7380132,2180m/data=%213m1%211e3>
>     Bye
>     Frederik
> Eric
This area is being actively developed and is basically a new town, so 
there is and will be a lot of new construction that is seeming popping 
out of nowhere. The mapper probably put in a mix of built, under 
construction and proposed roads. When built out, it will cover 18,000 
acres with an estimated population of 50,000 by 2050 [1].

The new Digital Globe Standard imagery shows some of the new 
development. I haven't take a look yet, but the latest Sentinel 2 
satellite imagery may provide a clear enough look as well for major road 
construction and land clearing. Its being made available pretty quickly 
these days - last clear image of that area is 5/9/2017. [2]

Also the mapper in question is a very active and detail oriented mapper 
focusing on the Fort Myers area.

[2] https://remotepixel.ca/projects/satellitesearch.html

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