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Bing Maps resolution limit

Posted by mwbg on 11 April 2011 in English (English)

Can't understand why the Bing Maps Imagery only zooms so far. At a certain limit, it says "increase zoom level to see more detail". Who is showing this message: JOSM or Bing ? Doing a right-click increase-zoom-level does nothing. When I go to the real Bing Maps website, I can get two more levels of zoom; this is a real pig when trying to check the exact position of small objects, especially as Bing Maps has no usuable "export the coordinates under the mouse cursor" facility (The center-map-here-and-start-to-email-it fiddle doesn't work because the pushpins get misaligned on my netbook).

Comment from stephan75 on 11 April 2011 at 14:57

Have you already checked your settings in JOSM at TMS/WMS settings for max zoom level?

When this doesn't help, come over to forum.openstreetmap.org ... there we can go into more detail to help you.

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Comment from Pieren on 12 April 2011 at 08:16

"when trying to check the exact position of small objects"... hmmm, please don't rely too much on images. Bing is like any other imagery source. The accuracy of the positionning is variable and depends on many parameters. Tracing on very detailed pictures gives the impression that you are working very precisely which is not (always) true.

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