opensource aerial photography project (was Re: OM Camera - a newangle)

Steven Le Roux steven at
Wed Sep 19 00:51:12 CEST 2007

On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:33:56 +1200, "Robin Paulson" <robin.paulson at> wrote:
> On 19/09/2007, OJW <openmoko at> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 18 September 2007 19:12, Ian Stirling wrote:
>> > It must have wi-max, and be able to fly up to several kilometers, to
>> > take pictures for use with the OM mapping system.
>> Need to integrate with these guys...
>> [phone with GPS and camera being used to fly a model aircraft, and send
>> georeferenced photos back over the network]
> interesting stuff
> this has got me thinking - openstreetmap is progressing as a nice
> alternative to google maps and so on, but is there an open-source
> equivalent for the photography part of google maps/earth? something
> working in a similar way to osm, using photos taken by anybody, with a
> UAV or any airborne vehicle, and licensed under GNU FDL? this sort of
> technology is getting cheaper and cheaper, it's well within the price
> range of common people now

Yes there is, I beleive a friend shew me that in the osm editor (josm)

I have to verify

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