[OSM-talk] Announce: new JOSM plugin for Yahoo satellite images

tim (chippy) chippy2005 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 16:42:29 GMT 2007

Works really smoothly, good to see it working in Windows (I used

Now if only Yahoo! had better coverage than Landsat for my area....


On 3/15/07, Francisco R. Santos <frsantos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With this new plugin, you can now work with Yahoo satellite images inside
> JOSM, the same way the applet or the flash editor does. It is a port to java
> of the perl script that Frederik Ramm made a couple of months ago, so it
> uses the same approach: spawn a browser window that asks Yahoo the images
> using its API. However, this plugin works in windows too.
> To use Yahoo imagery, follow this steps:
> 1.- Download and install YWMS from [1].
> 2.- Download and install/update WMS plugin from [2]. IMPORTANT!!: upgrade if
> you already have this plugin.
> 3.- Activate both plugins in JOSM and restart.
> 4.- In preference settings, Yahoo tab, set the path to firefox executable,
> the name of a new profile for firefox and click  "create". This opens a new
> browser window. Click "Make changes" and accept the question. Close the
> browser.
> 5.- Go to your favorite area, and click the menu option "WMS -> Yahoo" .
> 6.- Enjoy
> Any modern Gecko browser ([3]) should work, not only firefox. However, I
> have only tested firefox (>1.5.)
> Regards,
> Quico
> [1]: http://personales.ya.com/frsantos/ywms.jar
> [2]: http://chippy2005.googlepages.com/wmsplugin.jar
> [3]:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko_%28layout_engine%29#Web_browsers
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