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News
  • WikiProject revisions: Revisions to front page of WikiProject completed = everything consolidated into a single table or moved to different pages. --Ceyockey 16:34, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
  • WikiProject revisions: Revisions are underway (slowly) to revise the WikiProject from crisis-response to mapping-as-usual mode. --Ceyockey 16:34, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
  • On-the-ground: Fourth deploy write-up - 2010-09-08
  • On-the-ground: HOT Mission 3 complete [1] - 2010-06-28
  • Hot website launched with blog category 'Haiti' - 2010-05-??
See also blog, twitter

This is a page of imagery sources used immediately after the 2010 Earthquake.

Coverage of high-resolution imagery as of 2010-01-19


NOAA

Aerial flights via NOAA, sourced from http://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/data/disaster/201001_Earthquake_Haiti/data/NOAA_AERIAL_NATIVE/ . This data is believed to be 2010-01-18. Data is in the Public Domain as a work of the US Government.

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
NOAA

Date: 2010-01-18
Copyright: (c) NOAA, 2010

Use the tag: source=NOAA, 2010-01-18

NOAA 2010-01-18.png

Browse Relationshow in OSM map
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=noaa-01-18-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/noaa-20100118-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

NOAA

Date: 2010-01-20
Copyright: (c) NOAA, 2010

Use the tag: source=NOAA, 2010-01-20

Noaa20100120.jpg

show in OSM map - OSM file
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=noaa-01-20-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/noaa-20100120-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

NOAA

Date: 2010-01-22
Copyright: (c) NOAA, 2010

Use the tag: source=NOAA, 2010-01-22

Noaa20100122.png

show in OSM map - OSM file
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=noaa-01-22-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/noaa-20100122-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

NOAA

Date: 2010-01-23
Copyright: (c) NOAA, 2010

Use the tag: source=NOAA, 2010-01-18

Noaa20100123.png

show in OSM map - OSM file
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=noaa-01-23-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/noaa-20100123-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

NOAA

Date: 2010-01-24
Copyright: (c) NOAA, 2010

Use the tag: source=NOAA, 2010-01-24

Noaa-2010-01-24.png

show in OSM map
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=noaa-01-24-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/noaa-20100124-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly) - Jacmel


(or launch directly) - top of Northern area

GeoEye

GeoEye is a satellite imagery provider who're collecting and releasing imagery of Haiti.

OSM has permission to use the GeoEye image providing we acknowledge the source.

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
Ikonos

Date: 2010-01-17
Copyright: (c) GeoEye, 2010

Use the tag: source=Ikonos, GeoEye, 2010-01-17

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure) :

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=ikonos-01-17-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

Comment: much clouds in this image.--Jan Tappenbeck 22:34, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/geoeye-ikonos-20100117-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

GeoEye1

Date: 2010-01-16
Copyright: (c) GeoEye, 2010
Update: daily

Use the tag: source=GeoEye1, GeoEye, date (yyyy-mm-dd)

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=geoeye-01-16-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/geoeye-geoeye-20100116-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

Ikonos

Date: 2010-01-14 / 2010-01-15
Copyright: (c) GeoEye, 2010
Update: daily

Use the tag: source=Ikonos, GeoEye, date (yyyy-mm-dd)

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=ikonos-01-14-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/geoeye-ikonos-20100115-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

GeoEye1

Date: 2010-01-13
Copyright: (c) GeoEye, 2010

Use the tag: source=GeoEye1, GeoEye, 2010-01-13

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://maps.nypl.org/mapserv?map=/var/lib/maps/src/relief/haiti.map&layers=geoeye&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=geoeye&STYLES=&EXCEPTIONS=application%2Fvnd.ogc.se_inimage&FORMAT=image/jpeg&SRS=EPSG:4326&


In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

GeoEye1

Date: 2010-01-13
Copyright: (c) GeoEye, 2010

Use the tag: source=GeoEye1, GeoEye, 2010-01-13

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://maps.geography.uc.edu/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/home/cgn/public_html/maps/mapfiles/haiti.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&Request=GetMap&LAYERS=GeoEye_Jan_13_2010&SRS=EPSG:4326&STYLES=Default&FORMAT=image/png%3B%20mode%3D24bit&TRANSPARENT=FALSE&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

Pre-earthquake Imagery

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
GeoEye1

Date: 2008-09-28
Copyright: (c) GeoEye, 2008

Use the tag: source=GeoEye1, GeoEye, 2008-09-28

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://maps.geography.uc.edu/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/home/cgn/public_html/maps/mapfiles/haiti.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&Request=GetMap&LAYERS=GeoEye_Sept_28_2008&SRS=EPSG:4326&STYLES=Default&FORMAT=image/png%3B%20mode%3D24bit&TRANSPARENT=FALSE&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

DigitalGlobe

The DigitalGlobe imagery is of higher resolution than GeoEye, and has coverage over all of Haiti. However, some of the imagery is obscured by (dust?) clouds, so GeoEye may be a better bet in certain locations.
PDF showing all imagery from DG on a map in an overview: [2]

OSM has permission to use imagery from Digital Globe [3] [4]. DigitalGlobe also provides a WMS Server for DigitalGlobe Crisis Event Service ( see CrisisMappers thread (login required)).

Image set Boundary WMS (JOSM & Merkaartor) Use in Potlatch
WorldView-2

Date: 2010-01-18
Update: updated 2010-01-21, including good quality imagery in the south around Jacmel
Copyright: (c) Digital Globe, 2010

Use the tag: source=WorldView-2, DigitalGlobe, 2010-01-21

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure) :

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=worldview-01-18-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/worldview-20100118-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

DigitalGlobe (cache)

Date: ?
Copyright: (c) DigitalGlobe, 2010
Update: ?

Use the tag: source=DigitalGlobe, 2010

See DigitalGlobe's Post-Earthquake Image Boundary here (WMS layer covers all of Haïti, and a big western half of Dominican Republic)
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure) :

http://maps.nypl.org/tilecache/1/dg_crisis Doesn't work

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting:

http://maps.nypl.org/tilecache/1/dg_crisis/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

DigitalGlobe (more direct)

Date: ?
Copyright: (c) DigitalGlobe, 2010
Update: ?

Use the tag: source=DigitalGlobe, 2010

Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://maps.geography.uc.edu/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/home/cgn/public_html/maps/mapfiles/haiti.map&version=1.1.0&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&FORMAT=image/png&LAYERS=DG_crisis_event_service&

Use the following WMS URL in Merkaartor:

http://maps.geography.uc.edu/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/home/cgn/public_html/maps/mapfiles/haiti.map&SERVICE=WMS&Request=GetCapabilities

Click Get Capabilities and choose the DG_crisis_event_service or dg_crisis layers.
Not available for Potlatch (use above)
QuickBird

Date: 2010-01-15
Copyright: (c) DigitalGlobe, 2010
Update: ?

Use the tag: source=QuickBird, DigitalGlobe, 2010-01-15

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=quickbird-01-15-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/quickbird-20100115-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

WorldView-2

Date: 2010-01-20
Copyright: (c) DigitalGlobe, 2010
Update: ?

Use the tag: source=WorldView-2, DigitalGlobe, 2010-01-20

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=worldview-01-20-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

not available

ErosB

We got access to imagery from ImageSat' Eros-B satellite taken for ScanEx.

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
ErosB

Date: 2010-01-17
Copyright: (c) ScanEx, 2010

Use the tag: source=ErosB, ScanEx, 2010-01-17

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://irs.gis-lab.info/?layers=eros&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://retile.latlon.org/eros/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

CNES / Spot Image

CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales - French Space Agency) and Spot Image have also been collecting and releasing imagery of Haiti. It can be found directly on SpotImage website in KML SuperOverlay format.

The two images are also available in WMS format at these URLs :

http://spotgis.spotimage.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/2010_01_14_Haiti/MapServer

http://spotgis.spotimage.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/2010_01_15_Haiti/MapServer

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
Spot 5

Date: 2010-01-15
Copyright: (c) CNES/SpotImage, 2010

Use the tag: source=Cnes/SpotImage, 2010-01-15

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://spotgis.spotimage.com/arcgis/services/2010_01_15_Haiti/MapServer/WMSServer?layers=0&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

Spot 5

Date: 2010/01/14
Copyright: (c) CNES/SpotImage, 2010

Use the tag: source=Cnes/SpotImage, 2010-01-14

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://spotgis.spotimage.com/arcgis/services/2010_01_14_Haiti/MapServer/WMSServer?layers=0&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):


JAXA/ALOS satellite Imagery

By NIED(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Japanese national institute for disaster), a satellite image of Haiti after the earthquake from JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) is permitted to be traced. See also WMS information

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
ALOS/Pan-Sharpened

Date: 2010-01-23
Copyright: (c) JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), 2010

Use the tag: source=JAXA/ALOS/pan-sharpened, 2010-01-23

Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hazardmap.service-section.com/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/map/UserRaster/alos_pansharpen_haiti_20100123.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=alos_pansharpen_haiti_20100123&STYLES=&EXCEPTIONS=application%2Fvnd.ogc.se_inimage&FORMAT=image/png&SRS=EPSG:4326&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting:

Not available


ALOS/PRISM

Date: 2010-01-23
Copyright: (c) JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), 2010

Use the tag: source=JAXA/ALOS/PRISM, 2010-01-23

see image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hazardmap.service-section.com/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/map/UserRaster/alos_prism_haiti_20100123.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=alos_prism_haiti_20100123&STYLES=&EXCEPTIONS=application%2Fvnd.ogc.se_inimage&FORMAT=image/png&SRS=EPSG:4326&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting:

Not available

ALOS/AVNIR-2

Date: 2010-01-23
Copyright: (c) JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), 2010


Use the tag: source=JAXA/ALOS/AVNIR-2, 2010-01-23

see image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hazardmap.service-section.com/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/map/UserRaster/alos_avnir2_haiti_20100123.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=alos_avnir2_haiti_20100123&STYLES=&EXCEPTIONS=application%2Fvnd.ogc.se_inimage&FORMAT=image/png&SRS=EPSG:4326&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting:

Not available

ALOS/PALSAR

Date: 2010-01-16
Copyright: (c) JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), 2010

Use the tag: source=JAXA/ALOS/PALSAR, 2010-01-16

see image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hazardmap.service-section.com/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/map/UserRaster/alos_palsar_haiti_20100116.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=alos_palsar_haiti_20100116&STYLES=&EXCEPTIONS=application%2Fvnd.ogc.se_inimage&FORMAT=image/png&SRS=EPSG:4326&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting:

Not available

ALOS/AVNIR-2

Date: 2010-01-13
Copyright: (c) JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), 2010

Use the tag: source=JAXA/ALOS/AVNIR-2, 2010-01-13

See image boundary here
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hazardmap.service-section.com/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/map/UserRaster/alav2a.map&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&LAYERS=alav2a&STYLES=&EXCEPTIONS=application%2Fvnd.ogc.se_inimage&FORMAT=image/png&SRS=EPSG:4326&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting:

Not available

Google Imagery

Google provides hi-res imagery from Haiti, see [5].

OSM is allowed to trace over this images [6],[7].

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
Google

Date: 2010-01-17 Copyright: (c) Google

Use the tag: source=Google, 2010-01-17

See image boundary here

Boundary also available as gpx file

Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=google-01-17-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/goog-20100117-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

Google

Date: 2010-01-21 Copyright: (c) Google

Use the tag: source=Google, 2010-01-21

See image boundary here

Boundary also available as gpx file

Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=google-21-sub10k-4326,google-21-above10k-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/goog-20100121-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch directly)

WorldBank Imagery

WorldBank has been acquiring hi-res aerial imagery.[1] The imagery is in the public domain and OSM is therefore allowed to trace over it.

Use the tag: source=WorldBank, 2010-01-22

Image set Boundary Use in JOSM Use in Potlatch
WorldBank

Date: 2010-01-21 - 2010-01-22 Copyright: (c) WorldBank 2010 (Collected by RIT, Public Domain)

Use the tag: source=WorldBank, 2010-01-22

Worldbank-2010-01-22-boundary.png

available as gpx file

Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=worldbank-21-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

Error: Doesn't work any more. Still listed in layer list, though. --Gubaer 07:51, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/worldbank-21-900913/!/!/!.jpg

http://maps.geography.uc.edu/~cgn/RIT-WASP-23rd.jpg


(or launch Jan 21 directly) (or launch Jan 23 directly)

WorldBank

Date: 2010-01-23 Copyright: (c) WorldBank 2010 (Collected by RIT, Public Domain)

Use the tag: source=WorldBank, 2010-01-23

Worldbank-2010-01-23.png

show in OSM map
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=worldbank-23-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/worldbank-23-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch Jan 23 directly)

WorldBank

Date: 2010-01-24 Copyright: (c) WorldBank 2010 (Collected by RIT, Public Domain)

Use the tag: source=WorldBank, 2010-01-24

Worldbank-2010-01-24.png

show in OSM map
Use the following WMS URL in JOSM (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/geo/haiti/mapfiles/4326.map&layers=worldbank-24-4326&request=GetMap&version=1.0.0&styles=&format=image/jpeg&service=WMS&

In Potlatch paste the following URL into the 'custom' setting (how to configure):

http://hypercube.telascience.org/tiles/1.0.0/worldbank-24-900913/!/!/!.jpg

(or launch Jan 23 directly)

Imagery commentary

Timeline overview

For the number of datasets available for a given day, see this bar chart.

For an accounting of imagery provider vs. date, see this table.

Both last updated 30 January 2010 and based on information in tables below only.

One image set is from before the earthquake; see #Pre-earthquake Imagery, below.

Two image sets are updated every day; see #GeoEye, below, where one Ikonos and one GeoEye1 satellite source provides daily updates.

Imagery coverage

Image:Haiti High Resolution Imagery as of 2010-01-19.png (shown at top of this page) is an aggregate view of most imagery boundaries depicted in the "Boundaries" columns in the tables above.

For Department-level imagery coverage in tabular form, see "Haiti Imagery Coverage by Department".[2]

Geotagged photos

MapPIN'on OSM started to provide makers of geotagged photos uploaded in Flickr, because Flickr uses OSM for Haiti.

Quality

see discussion page for proposal

How to use in Editors

Editing in JOSM

  • Make sure the WMS Plugin is installed (Edit -> Preferences -> Plugins -> wmsplugin)
  • Check that the Projection method is set to WGS84 Geographic (EPSG:4326) if you had previously changed it (Edit -> Preferences -> Map Settings)
  1. Go to Preferences->WMS
    1. Click Add
    2. In the column Menu name enter the name to be displayed in the WMS menu, i.e. Haiti - GeoEye - Ikonos
    3. In the column WMS URL enter the WMS URL from the table above
  2. Save the preferences
  3. Load data from Haiti
  4. Select the menu item WMS->Haiti - GeoEye - Ikonos (or whatever name you've chosen). This creates a a background layer with the GeoEye imagery

You may want to use the JOSM presets for the Haiti Earthquake Response.

Editing in Potlatch

  1. In Potlach click on Set Options
  2. Enter the URL from the table above

Editing in Merkaator

To trace in Merkaartor you need version 0.15. Use the same URL as for Potlatch.

Best Practices

  • Add a tag source=* to every object traced from one of the images above. The value should give credit to the image provider and it should include the date of the imagery used. Use ISO 8601 as date format (YYYY-MM-DD, i.e. 2010-01-20).
Image provider Source Tag
NOAA source=NOAA, 2010-01-18
GeoEye source=satellite, GeoEye, date, i.e.
  • source=Ikonos, GeoEye, 2010-01-18
  • source=GeoEye1, GeoEye, 2010-01-18
DigitalGlobe source=satellite, DigitalGlobe, date, i.e.
  • source=QuickBird, DigitalGlobe, 2010-01-18
  • source=WorldView-2, DigitalGlobe, 2010-01-18
ErosB source=ErosB, ScanEx, date
Spot Image source=Cnes/SpotImage, date
JAXA source=JAXA/ALOS, date
Google source=Google, 2010-01-17

source=Google, 2010-01-21

  • Add a tag source:name=* if you enter names for streets, locations, or POIs. Example: source:name=MINUSTAH GIS and UN Cartographic Section
For imagery hosted and processed by Christopher Schmidt, see Overview; see also Twitter account for information about current data processing.
  1. Susan Gawlowicz. "RIT Captures Haiti Disaster with High-tech Imaging System". 22 January 2010. RITNEWS. Rochester Institute of Technology.
  2. Last update on 1 Feb 2010 and does not reflect all imagery coverage