Hello, I am a GIS technologist for a municipality in Ontario, Canada (Peterborough ON). How I can provide updated aerial imagery for Open Street Map to use? The current one is several years outdated and poor quality. I would also be willing to provide updated data (addresses, building footprints etc), how can I go about doing that?>

asked 02 Aug '19, 18:00

CredePendrel's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Imagery sources can be added to https://github.com/osmlab/editor-layer-index assuming compatible terms of use.

Wrt new available data the best route would be to discuss this with the Canadian / Ontario community https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ca

permanent link

answered 02 Aug '19, 22:43

SimonPoole's gravatar image

SimonPoole ♦
accept rate: 19%

Besides Simon Poole's good recommendations, if you are a GIS shop using ESRI software, you might consider submitting your aerial imagery to ESRI for inclusion in the "ESRI World Imagery" layer, which is actually a pretty big mash up of imagery of many different sources. They have the community maps program for that.

The "ESRI World Imagery" layer is currently available in iD and JOSM for OpenStreetMap users to base edits on, just like Bing has been for years.

permanent link

answered 02 Aug '19, 23:28

mboeringa's gravatar image

accept rate: 9%


Thank you mboeringa! We are an ESRI shop and our aerial imagery is in the ESRI World Imagery" layer. I just realized how to switch from the BING maps to the ESRI content. This should make things a bit easier.

(20 Sep '19, 16:25) CredePendrel
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 02 Aug '19, 18:00

question was seen: 1,164 times

last updated: 20 Sep '19, 16:39

powered by OSQA