Hi: I started to do some map editing as some of the info in my area was 4-5 years old (Restaurants that went bankrupt etc). The iD editing software uses Bing satellite images. But they are sooooooooo old. In my area (appr. 30 miles from Washington, DC), they are at least 1 1/2 or I would even say 2 years old! Is there any other source for these images? OSM maps will not be able to keep pace with fast changes taking place in many US suburbs when the base images used for editing are 2 years old. Thanks, Martin

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Bing coverage varies and even in well populated well funded countries images can be a few years old. some countries its only possible to see just enough to trace a very big river. Ariel images are collected for commercial or strategic reasons and I assume quite expensive. more info http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?search=bing+coverage&title=Special%3ASearch

(21 May '13, 22:14) andy mackey

I understand and thank you for the comment. Martin

(21 May '13, 22:19) slover98

The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question" by Richard 22 May '13, 07:26


Hello: I should have checked the answers DB before posting. There is an answer from 2010 but I guess it still applies. No need to reply to this question. Martin

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good, please mention the link here - for others who only/first find this question.

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