Talk:Aerial imagery

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Long URLs causing a wide table

Did a bit template fiddling today to bring the wide URL columns into one column. I think that helps make the table not quite so massively wide, but obviously there's still some long WMS urls in there. Not sure how to fix that any further

...other than by making sure every listing has a corresponding wiki page, and then farming off the URL details to those other pages (less info in the table essentially) Could be a good idea.

-- Harry Wood 02:30, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Imagery dates

I'm interested in how to determine the dates of imagery for particular tiles so that I can determine when I'm tracing from. I'm particularly interested at the moment in dating the Mapquest Open Aerial image tiles, but info on the others would be useful too. Thanks. --Ceyockey (talk) 16:48, 29 November 2014 (UTC)


List moved from Import/Catalogue

I'm putting the following list here for the moment, moved from Import/Catalogue#Digital Orthophotos (which is not where it belongs) Maybe someone can pick through the info and check if there's anything missing from the lists on the Aerial imagery page here. -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:55, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Name Data source Area License Source tag Start date End date Contact Notes Contributor Terms compatibility of derived data
Landsat world-wide PD landsat Ongoing PD
DOP from Bayern/Germany DOP Oberpfalz 10.000 m² special DOP_LVA_BY_01 2008-12-12 2009-03-31 Markus link
DE:Luftbilder Witten Stadtwerke Witten City of Witten (Germany) special OK
Luftbilder_aus_Dortmund Aerowest City of Dortmund (Germany) special none 2010-03-19 2010-06-30 link link
Surrey Air Survey Surrey, UK DbCL/ODbL sas Ongoing [1] OK
NOAA Haiti ? Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
GeoEye Haiti ? Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
DigitalGlobe Haiti ? Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
ErosB Haiti ? Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
CNES_.2F_Spot_Image Haiti ? Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
JAXA.2FALOS_satellite_Imagery Haiti ? Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
Specially released Google Imagery for Haiti Haiti ? Ongoing Specific Imagery that was provided, not general Google Maps imagery Assumed OK
WorldBank Imagery Haiti ? Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
ScanEx Russia ? Ongoing Spot + Landsat
Nearmap Australia Nearmap terms CC-BY-SA 3.0 nearmap Ongoing - All data prior to 18 June 2011
PCN Portale Cartografico Nazionale Italy [2] none 2010-04-30 Ongoing Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
SPOT Spotmaps Pakistan CC-BY-SA & ODbL 2010-08-19 Ongoing OK
SOGIS WMS Kanton Solothun, Switzerland attribution Ongoing 2nd hand info, tracing is supposedly ok based on verbal and e-mail communication with the SOGIS manager Considered OK, Derived as new work. No ToS issue
AGIS Orthofotos Kanton Aargau, Switzerland attribution Ongoing User: SimonPoole Data is OK for tracing, attribution required OK
Estonian Landboard WMS Estonia attribution Ongoing
Kadaster / Beeldmateriaal The Netherlands CC-BY 4.0 2017-02-07 Ongoing - OK

Roads underneath tree cover

Just the other day I was reading e.g.,

because gosh, there are tons of forested areas that, well, one cannot see where the roads are, because for some reason, the emphasis in the imagery is trees! Maybe one day we can use some layer like they do. Jidanni (talk) 05:32, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

It's a shame none of the sattelite photos were take in winter, as the deciduous trees would be a lot easier to see through TimRed (talk) 15:21, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

What is the point of this index of layers?

Entries present here should be added to OSM Editor Layer Index and JOSM imagery index if useful.

And if there are not useful - what is the point of listing them?

This page should discuss aerial imagery in context of OSM, not be low quality duplicate of actually useful layer listings.

Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 07:16, 25 January 2021 (UTC)