We recently rolled out 8.2 million km² of high-resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe to our base map. Read more about it here → https://blog.mapbox.com/updating-8-2-million-km%C2%B2-of-high-resolution-satellite-imagery-b68070bdf4b2
All this imagery is available to be used by OpenStreetMap contributors for mapping! 🎉
Here is a breakout of the extents:
Asia Major cities and urban corridors in Middle East, India, China, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Africa Egypt and parts of Kenya.
Europe Major cities in Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Iceland, and Hungary. Also Paris and Moscow.
South America Major parts of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile.
North America Large parts of Mexico, Cuba, and Central America, along with southern cities of Canada.
This imagery will enable mappers to trace intricate details like buildings intrusions, turn lanes, trees and so much more! Happy mapping! 🌐
Rio de Janeiro
Floating logs in Vancouver
Ijen volcano East Java, Indonesia
The new Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Mapping: All this imagery is licensed for OSM tracing use.
Source: All this imagery is provided by DigitalGlobe from its satellites.
Date: Varies. We do not publish fine-grained date metadata, but we know it’s important to OSM and we hope to provide it in the future.
Local problems with imagery, requests to prioritize specific areas, and other feedback: Please submit through this form →https://www.mapbox.com/feedback/satellite/