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For other WMS sources, see Potential Datasources.
For Aerial imagery in disaster response, see Humanitarian OSM Team.

This is an incomplete list of confirmed, usable aerial imagery to trace OSM from. For creating your own aerial imagery see Vertical Aerial Photographs

Directory of usable sources

Name Coverage Age Resolution DOP URLs (within editors etc) Notes
Bing global Bing/Coverage ~3 years
(see Bing imagery analyzer for OSM)
US/WEU 30cm, ~ 1 m elsewhere No

Potlatch1 : yes (builtin)
Potlatch2 : yes (builtin)
JOSM : yes (builtin)
WMS : yes [1]
TMS : yes

Mapquest Open Aerial global Varies ~ 1 m No

Potlatch1 : ?
Potlatch2 : ?
JOSM : yes (builtin)
WMS : unknown
TMS : yes [2]

'oatile' subdomain is deprecated
Fugro Denmark 2005 40 cm

Potlatch1 : http://fugro.openstreetmap.dk/fugro2005/!/!/!.jpg
Potlatch2 : http://fugro.openstreetmap.dk/fugro2005/$z/$x/$y.jpg
JOSM : http://fugro.openstreetmap.dk/fugro2005
WMS : no
TMS : yes

Luftbilder aus Lauf Germany, Lauf

Potlatch1 : http://wms.openstreetmap.de/tms/Lauf/!/!/!.png

JOSM : http://wms.openstreetmap.de/wms?layers=Lauf&
WMS : yes
TMS : yes

Luftbilder Radolfzell Germany, Radolfzell 06/2010 7 cm Yes

Potlatch1 : http://wms.openstreetmap.de/tms/Radolfzell/!/!/!.png

JOSM : http://wms.openstreetmap.de/wms?layers=Radolfzell&
WMS : yes
TMS : yes

Luftbilder Stuttgart Germany, Stuttgart Spring 2011 20 cm


JOSM : automatic, if editing area of images
WMS : yes
TMS : no

DigitalGlobe Philippines Philippines, Pangasinan

Potlatch1 : http://gravitystorm.dev.openstreetmap.org/imagery/philippines/!/!/!.png



http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ph/2009-October/001508.html
Luftbilder Witten Germany, Witten

Potlatch1 : http://wms.openstreetmap.de/tms/Witten/!/!/!.png

JOSM : http://wms.openstreetmap.de/wms?layers=Witten&
WMS : yes
TMS : yes

Stratford-upon-Avon UK, Warwickshire

Potlatch1 : http://gravitystorm.dev.openstreetmap.org/imagery/stratford/!/!/!.png



homebrew
NAIP Georgia US, Georgia

Potlatch1 : http://gravitystorm.dev.openstreetmap.org/imagery/georgia/!/!/!.png



NAIP Virginia US, Virginia 2008


JOSM : http://128.173.112.207:8399/arcgis/services/VA_NAIP08/MapServer/WMSServer/?service=WMS&request=getmap&layers=0&format=image/jpeg&version=1.0&srs=EPSG:4326&styles=default&


leaf-on
Blacksburg, Virginia VGIN US, Blacksburg, Virginia 2005 high res


JOSM : http://128.173.112.207:8399/arcgis/services/VA_NAIP08/MapServer/WMSServer/?service=WMS&request=getmap&layers=0&format=image/jpeg&version=1.0&srs=EPSG:4326&styles=default&


leaf-off
NAIP at least NE Illinois


JOSM : http://isse.cr.usgs.gov/arcgis/services/Combined/SDDS_Imagery/MapServer/WMSServer?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&STYLES=&SRS=EPSG:4326&FORMAT=image/png&layers=0&request=map&


WikiProject_Italy/PCN Italy 2006/2008


JOSM : http://wms.pcn.minambiente.it/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms_ogc/service/ortofoto_colore_06.map&LAYERS=ortofoto_colore_06_32,ortofoto_colore_06_33&REQUEST=GetMap&VERSION=1.1.1&FORMAT=image%2Fjpeg&
WMS : http://wms.pcn.minambiente.it/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms_ogc/service/ortofoto_colore_06.map&LAYERS=ortofoto_colore_06_32,ortofoto_colore_06_33&REQUEST=GetMap&VERSION=1.1.1&FORMAT=image%2Fjpeg&

If you are editing in the regions of Umbria or Lazio you better use the 2008 layer (it is slightly better aligned and newer. Link on the PCN page)
Luftbilder aus Bayern Germany, Bavaria ~ 1.5 years 2 m


JOSM : http://www.geodaten.bayern.de/ogc/getogc.cgi?FORMAT=image/jpeg&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&Layers=DOP&
WMS : yes

Luftbilder aus Dortmund Germany, Dortmund 2009 5 cm


JOSM : http://wms.openstreetmap.de/wms?LAYERS=Dortmund&
WMS : yes

Disney US, Disney


JOSM : http://matt.dev.openstreetmap.org/disney/
WMS : yes

Disney US, Philipines


JOSM : http://gravitystorm.dev.openstreetmap.org/imagery/Philippines/
WMS : yes

Surrey Surrey


JOSM : http://gravitystorm.dev.openstreetmap.org/surrey/
WMS : yes

Görlitz Germany, Görlitz No


JOSM : http://87.230.55.31/testwms.wsgi?LAYERS=Goerlitz&
WMS : yes

homebrew
Lübben, Groß-Jammno Germany, Lübben, Groß-Jammno No


JOSM : ttp://87.230.55.31/wms?FORMAT=image/jpeg&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&Layers=OSM-WMS
WMS : yes

homebrew
User:MartinDornfelder Germany, Brandenburg
Mecklenburg Vorpommern
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Sachsen
No


WMS : no
TMS : no

homebrew
Geoimage.at Austria 1 m


JOSM : http://wms.geoimage.at/dop-1mfree?FORMAT=image/jpeg&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&Layers=Luftbild_1m&
WMS : yes

Utah 2009 1ft imagery Utah (selected areas) 2009 25cm


JOSM : http://mapserv.utah.gov/ArcGIS/services/UtahBaseMap-Imagery2009/MapServer/WMSServer
WMS : yes

NC 2010 Orthoimagery US, North Carolina 2010 15 cm Yes


JOSM : http://imagery.nconemap.com/arcgis/services/2010_Orthoimagery/ImageServer/WMSServer
WMS : yes
TMS : no

GeoTIFF tiles also available.
Maps4BW Germany, Baden-Württemberg


JOSM : Service URL: http://www.webatlasde.de/arcgis/services/Maps4BW/MapServer/WMSServer?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities


use source=Maps4BW, LGL, www.lgl-bw.de on objects

  • DOP - orthophoto so postprocessed photos, with height compensation
  • WMS - Web Map Service (WMS) protocol