Cross posted to talk list
Effective immediately the Mapbox Satellite option in iD and JOSM is 100% open for tracing in OpenStreetMap, including all our high resolution DigitalGlobe imagery. This is full coverage down to zoom level 19 imagery in the US + Western Europe and world wide to zoom level 17.
To use this imagery select “Mapbox Satellite” from the imagery menu in iD on the web or in JOSM. Mapbox Satellite is open for tracing in OpenStreetMap in general and not tied to a specific editor, so if you would like to add Mapbox Satellite to another OpenStreetMap editor you are welcome to do so.
This is a big affirmation of DigitalGlobe’s commitment to provide imagery for OpenStreetMap (also Bing imagery contains to a very large degree DigitalGlobe material). Props to Kevin Bullock and our friends at DigitalGlobe - it’s fantastic working with good people who see wins of working with OpenStreetMap.
Digital Globe announcement
Editing in Washington DC with the Mapbox Satellite layer
PS - on an existing installation of JOSM you’ll have to refresh your imagery menu like so: http://cl.ly/image/383O2L0t431s
Comment from Wynndale on 10 April 2014 at 17:19
Is the bounding area in the imagery index now?
Comment from naoliv on 10 April 2014 at 21:17
When zooming too much (> 17 in the rest of the world), is this caused by JOSM or MapBox is providing these “black” tiles?
Comment from naoliv on 11 April 2014 at 01:37
Answering my own doubt/question, for areas where the coverage is down to level 17 only, it’s necessary to change the “19” to “17” in the TMS layer:
Comment from lxbarth on 11 April 2014 at 02:39
Naoliv - when you change to tms you won’t be able to use ZL’s 18 and 19 where it’s available. This is unfortunately a limitation of how JOSM or iD handles imagery right now. What’s the area where you are missing resolution?
Comment from naoliv on 11 April 2014 at 02:58