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I work with a GPS tracking applications for companies to track their fleets, and they can toggle from Bing to OSM(which I prefer to use). Basically, they have a large junk yard and want to track trucks within the yard going from dock to dock. What they have requested is a custom map of the yard to be uploaded into the GPS application.

What we want to do is "overlay" either an actual satellite image, or a vectorized/ESRI drawing over OSM that is to scale, and then input the lats and longs of each dock to ensure accuracy.

How can this be done? Can we find an image and "paste" it overtop? Can we draw the outlines of the image and place it over the accurate lats and longs?

Any help is greatly appreciated.



asked 18 Nov '11, 20:49

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You can use an editor like JOSM to load satelite images from a WMS service. The Bing satelite image are already configured because we have permission from them to use the satelite images to generate maps. You do not have to upload the changes and can save them as a .osm file.

You have not mentioned what "GPS application" you are using. Since it apperantly have support for multiple tile layers I assume you can add a new layer.

You can set up a render server like TileMill and add the custom data and style to render a layer with transparent background. Then add this layer as an overlay over the base layers in your application.

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answered 18 Nov '11, 22:40

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