[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
Firefox 2.0.0.2)

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

cheers!
tim

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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