The iD editor documentation ( says that you can apply a custom background to the editor (which would be really useful for Central America where we have very little aerial imagery). It further suggests using a "snapshot" template from How do you actually create a snapshot URL?

asked 15 Dec '13, 20:44

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edited 15 Dec '13, 21:10

So apparently a snapshot is a map that you print out(!), write stuff on, and then scan(!) back into Surely, there must be an easier way to create a custom background for the iD editor. All I want is to use their aerial imagery. Anyone have any advice?

(15 Dec '13, 21:08) kaldari

please take care of the aerial imagery license. I cannot see any hint about from where it is and if (any why) it is allowed to be used for tracing (for OSM).

(15 Dec '13, 22:27) aseerel4c26 ♦

Looks like it doesn't matter anyway since when you create the PDF of the altas (the first step in creating a snapshot), it strips out all the aerial imagery anyway (likely due to licensing issues).

(15 Dec '13, 22:37) kaldari
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