[OSM-talk] Decline in accuracy of capture date metadata in Bing imagery
james2432 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 17:04:01 UTC 2017
Griping about it on the mailing list won't really solve anything. Microsoft
can do what they please.
To paraphrase you from another email chain:
On Jul 25, 2017 1:00 PM, "Christoph Hormann" <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 July 2017, James wrote:
> > Maybe you should stick to local mapping/survey the location to assess
> > the image quality
> Yes, obviously that is always the best option when possible. But tell
> that to all the mappers who re-create buildings that show up in images
> although they have meanwhile been demolished or who put a lot of effort
> into correcting the course of rivers which have completely changed in
> the years since the image was taken. Capture date metadata does not
> prevent such mistakes but it can help avoiding them.
> This is ultimately more a convenience thing. Usually it is possible to
> pinpoint approximately when an image was taken if you put enough effort
> into it - likewise for the DigitalGlobe images which have no recording
> date information at all. But this is time-consuming work.
> Christoph Hormann
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> talk at openstreetmap.org
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