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New Lower Mainland Imagery sources

Posted by pnorman on 27 August 2012 in English (English)

After some technical and legal work, I now have a number of imagery layers hosted on a rented server.

These layers cover from Vancouver to Hope in 20cm or better and Lions Bay to Pemberton as 40cm or better. 10cm imagery is available for Vancouver, Richmond, Ladner, West Delta, the North Shore, Whistler and Surrey.

Most of the imagery was taken in 2009, but Surrey is from 2011.

I've prepared a page with links to the imagery and Potlatch2 and JOSM URLs at http://imagery.paulnorman.ca/tiles/about.html

Some layers may be slow initially loading at high zooms as they may need to fetch from a remote server.

An example of two layers from there and Bing is http://imagery.paulnorman.ca/tiles/surreyexample.png. Starting in the top left going clockwise the layers are Surrey2011, DataBC bc_gvrd_east_2009 and Bing.

Note: This post is a duplicate of a talk-ca mailing list post

Location: South Cambie, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada

Comment from zmonkey on 2 September 2012 at 20:42

I think that your Whistler potlatch2 link at http://imagery.paulnorman.ca/tiles/about.html

http://${a|b|c|d}.imagery.paulnorman.ca/tiles/bc_sea_2_sky_2009/$z/$x/$y.png should really be http://${a|b|c|d}.imagery.paulnorman.ca/tiles/bc_whistler_2009/$z/$x/$y.png

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Comment from pnorman on 5 December 2012 at 20:09

Thanks - it should be fixed. Also there's a new layer in P2/JOSM by default, bc_mosaic. It's composed of the various layers stitched together into one layer which represents the "best" of the imagery.

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