Okay, first of all, when I map on Openstreetmap, I solely use Potlatch and work off of the satellite imagery provided by Yahoo. I do not mess with uploading GPS traces or anything. Also,when I map on OSM, it's almost always in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro area in Minnesota, USA. This is mainly because of the fact that I grew up there, and spent most of my life there, so I am really familiar with the area.
But right now I currently live in the Peoria, Illinois area. I would love to start working on the Peoria area, and start tidying up the freeways and streets, but I cannot due to the poor satellite image quality. It seems that Yahoo does not have high-resolution imagery for the area, but Google and Bing do.
Last September, I thought I remembered seeing something about OSM getting a license agreement with Google, so that we could use their satellite imagery in Potlatch. This would be great, and would open up a lot of opportunities for editing in Potlatch.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about this, or if Google/OSM decided against this decision. All I know is that it would make things a lot easier for me, as well as thousands of others, if we had better imagery to work with in Potlatch.
Please let me know!! Thanks!