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#1 2017-05-10 16:35:18

Registered: 2015-03-17
Posts: 447

DigitalGlobe satellite imagery launch for OpenStreetMap

By: Kevin Bullock, DigitalGlobe Director, Business Development

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free and open database of Earth’s features created by contributions from volunteer mappers. Every day, thousands of new features are added and existing features are enriched. Accurate, high-resolution and up-to-date satellite imagery is an essential component for improving this continuously evolving map of our planet – whether it is to trace new features or to use as a reference layer for validation. DigitalGlobe has supported the OSM community for years through partnerships, and today, we are pleased to announce that we will also support OpenStreetMap directly.

Over the past few months, we have been working with several of our partners that share the common goal of improving OpenStreetMap. To that end, they have generously funded the launch of a global imagery service powered by DigitalGlobe Maps API. This will open more data and imagery to aid OSM editing. OSM contributors will see a new DigitalGlobe imagery source, in addition to imagery provided by our partners, Bing and Mapbox.

We anticipate questions and feedback about this release. We are addressing them through an active forum with FAQs here. This post is replicated on OSM Forum. I’m available on OSM help or you can hit me up directly with any additional questions. … streetmap/


#2 2017-05-10 16:58:37

From: Pforzheim
Registered: 2015-01-01
Posts: 69

Re: DigitalGlobe satellite imagery launch for OpenStreetMap

How can I use it in JOSM ?

Last edited by turankaya74 (2017-05-10 18:15:09)


#3 2017-05-10 20:39:58

Registered: 2015-04-23
Posts: 423


#4 2017-05-10 20:41:44

Registered: 2008-03-04
Posts: 2,247

Re: DigitalGlobe satellite imagery launch for OpenStreetMap

Please use the dedicated thread to discuss the DigitalGlobe satellite imagery:


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