Hi, I'm trying to draw a lot of Roads and POIs in my area, but some parts just have very bad satellite image data, impossible to recognize anything. Are there any updates in sight for better material?

My area is northeast Brazil (Pernambuco, Paraiba, Bahia, etc).

asked 09 Aug '16, 15:55

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Which editor are you using ? With OSM its possible to use the available views and use the one you prefer. Please ask it at the local groups Fora as well. http://forum.openstreetmap.org/index.php Read these pages for more hints https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Editors

(09 Aug '16, 16:32) Hendrikklaas
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There are multiple options for satellite imagery for most areas. Check the layers icon on the right of the iD editor, or the Imagery section of the main menu of JOSM. Try different imagery sources, and see if any of them are better. In rural areas the options may be limited, but I notice that in Recife, Pernambuco, the imagery is quite good. And that the area is very well mapped.

If you update your question with info on what imagery you are using (the editor may help too), you are more likely to get useful answers. But the main thing is just to check the options that the editor provides.

(10 Aug '16, 00:09) keithonearth
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keithonearth, I didn't know that! Great feature! I'm mapping areas in the countryside of Pernambuco and already 50 km westwards from Recife the Bing images gets very bad, but I found other sources int he layers you mentioned :-). Thanks a lot.

(10 Aug '16, 13:10) willi_rec
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