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I'd like to put in an update for JFK airport's recent changes, but I'm not clear on the procedure. The changes are: -- Terminal 6 has been demolished -- Terminal 4's B concourse has been lengthened to add nine gates

It appears that the current map is based on an out of date aerial/satellite photograph. Must I provide an updated photograph in order to make these changes? If not, is it simply a matter of editing, say, with the Potlatch editor? What verification, if any, must I provide to demonstrate that my changes are accurate?

asked 30 May '12, 18:05

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The best way will be if a local mapper knows of an up-to-date source for regional aerial photography.

The next best way is if you can supply the updated photograph. It should be possible to Geo-Correct the photograph based on existing buildings. Then the photograph could be used as a Geo-Tif via a plugin for JOSM as background to enter the new building information.

Note: I also looked at the NAIP aerial imagery. While newer, it doesn't show the terminal 4 & 6 changes yet but it does show that terminal 5 has also been changed.

For verification: in the changeset, list your sources, for example Bing aerial, GPS, local knowledge. If the photograph is public, cite its source.

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answered 31 May '12, 02:20

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Presumably for an airport it shouldn't be too hard to gather recent-enough aerial photos, even if they're a bit harder to rectify than satellite imagery.

(31 May '12, 14:35) Vincent de P... ♦
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