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In rural southern Ontario, USGS Aerial Imagery is your friend

Posted by scruss on 6 August 2012 in English (English)

Rural southern Ontario doesn't have the best quality Bing imagery, likely due to its low population density. But the USGS does, so if you set your background to be "OSM US USGS Large Scale Aerial Imagery", you'll be more likely to map accurately from it.

Not quite sure what to use as the source tag, though. USGS? Updated: Thanks to Sanderd17, it should be source=USGS Ortho.

Note that this imagery doesn't go very far north into Canada; it's definitely not available up in Algoma.

Location: Nova Scotia Line, Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada

Comment from Sanderd17 on 6 August 2012 at 14:26

The images are under PD, so no source is needed (or in other words, if you want to add a source tag, you may choose it yourself).

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Comment from scruss on 6 August 2012 at 14:28

True enough, but some consistency would help future editors.

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