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adjusting the map to the satellite background

Posted by raesfra on 2 June 2018 in English (English).

the whole map of may area is several meters off from he satellite picture. Rather than adjusting every single building of the map, there should be an easier way no? Somebody knows?

Comment from Jochen Topf on 2 June 2018 at 15:58

Are you sure the satellite pictures are right and the map is wron? Chances are that the aerial images are wrong. This happens all the time. So unless you can verify using GPS traces, don’t move anything around. For further help I suggest going to https://help.openstreetmap.org/ , that’s a better place to ask then you user diary.

Comment from Hjart on 2 June 2018 at 23:05

Yes, before doing anything you really should make sure that the satellite image you’re looking at really is all that well aligned. We’re constantly seeing newbies looking at different satellite images, which in some areas can be off by up to 100 m, move buildings, roads etc around and away from their actual positions. Before “adjusting” buildings etc, please make sure that the images line up fairly well with gps traces in the area.

Comment from Alecs01 on 3 June 2018 at 11:06

If you’re talking about your edits here: https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/59484453 Bing is indeed badly alinged, you may move the imagery as suggested, or use a different layer.


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