Earth imagery

Hi @all, with it’s satelites will provide satteiite images for every point of the planet each day, and will provide this for the public. I think it would be great if this would be displayed as a sattelite layer in Even better if you could go back in time (with a little time slider).

What do you think?


Would be awesome if it covers areas Bing left out. What max zoom would it be in our editors?

OSM is about the map and only the map. It’s not google maps. It’s entirely free but OSM doesn’t get money for ads, unlike Google. Buying a worldwide satellite imagery is very, very expensive and far beyond the capacities of an open source/data project like OSM. Today, we are allowed to use Bing imagery but this is only for tracing into OSM, not something to show to end users.