[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap sat image offset

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Mar 14 11:38:10 GMT 2006


The accuracy of the background Landsat satellite imagery is not as accurate
as the gps tracks laid down onto OSM. As a result its typical to find a 50m
(or even more occasionally) offset.

Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk 

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>Subject: [OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap sat image offset
>I've just used the OSM Online editor for the first time.  I notice that the
>satellite images show roads an estimated 50m north of corresponding tracks.
>It is the same for my own and other tracks.  Is this deliberate?  Or is
>there an issue with southern hemisphere data?  As I recall Google maps
>did/does a similar thing.
>Mike Collinson
>Sydney, Oz
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