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Ever since Openstreetmap updated the U.I of it's site i have completely lost up close zoom in when editing in potlatch 2. Without it it's hard to map fine details of the map. It has forced me to use I.D editor which i hate. Don't know why it's gone. Anyone have a clue why?

asked 07 Dec '13, 03:28

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edited 07 Dec '13, 22:11

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JOSM also allows higher zoom levels ...

(07 Dec '13, 12:33) nevw

You cannot zoom in as closely as before? Or does just the aerial background image disappear?

(07 Dec '13, 14:02) aseerel4c26 ♦

The aerial background imagery disappears when i zoom up to my normal zoom level when editing.

(07 Dec '13, 21:21) TheDutchMan13

Potlatch 2 has not changed in any way with the UI changes, so any difference that you see is almost certainly coincidental.

P2 simply uses whatever imagery is supplied by Bing. There have been some reports that the latest Bing imagery update actually removes the highest zoom level, so this could be what you're experiencing. (iD will "scale up" background imagery to give an illusion of more detail, which P2 doesn't.)

If you can specify the area in which you are editing, it will enable us to take a closer look at the problem.

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answered 07 Dec '13, 11:08

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I'm editing in Glendale, Arizona. Everywhere i've checked it's been the same all around glendale. I haven't heard anything about the latest Bing imagery update. That would explain my problem. Thanks very much!

(07 Dec '13, 21:17) TheDutchMan13

@TheDutchMan13: Available up to z19 in Glendale, Arizon. Same zoom level e.g. in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. But z20 for London.

(07 Dec '13, 22:29) aseerel4c26 ♦

Yes, unfortunately Bing appear to have removed z20 here. Looking at the requests made by iD, it's simply magnifying the z19 imagery at z20 - there's no extra detail.

(08 Dec '13, 15:36) Richard ♦

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