[Talk-us] Old Bing/ESRI satellite imagery?

Albert Pundt roadsguy99 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 00:46:25 UTC 2018

With the exception of the higher-resolution imagery in cities, the current
Bing/ESRI World Imagery is worse than the previous iteration in every way
except for being newer. It's blurry, often distorted, and frequently has
clouds covering it. The previous imagery was crisper and rarely if ever had
clouds, and what little distortion there was was obvious and avoidable.

Is there any way to still access this imagery, or at least a better
alternative to the current Bing/ESRI imagery? If the former, then the
outdatedness of it could be easily worked around by comparing to the other
imagery available. It must exist "out there" in some capacity, since the
Mapbox/Digitalglobe Standard imagery still uses it in western Pennsylvania,
and even in some low zoom levels on Bing.

I would use some of the other nationwide imagery options available in JOSM,
but most of them are   either low-resolution or with color so bright and
washed out it's often difficult to map with.

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