Aerial Photograph Requests *NEW PROJECT*

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Aerial Photograph Requests *NEW PROJECT*

Postby cpttim » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:02 pm

Wazers,

I put together a plan that would allow private pilots to help the Waze map editing process (and I've discussed this somewhat with others at Waze before suggesting this here). Have you ever wondered what the roads look like now? (when they don't match the satellite view!) I have a plane and actually adjusted some flight plans so that I could get a picture of the problem area and it makes things *much* easier.

I created a wiki page for the project here:
https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Aerial_Photograph_Requests.

Let me add that pilots are a) a volunteering group of people and b) often doing practice flights in their area to stay practiced and meet currency requirements.

At this point, I'd like to get feedback from other Waze editors (and pilots!!). When the plan is firmed up a bit, I'll see about using some social media to see if I can interest other pilots to help out. If there are other Waze pilots out there now, please sign up so we can test this out.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Tim
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Re: Aerial Photograph Requests *NEW PROJECT*

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:20 pm

Ooooh!
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Re: Aerial Photograph Requests *NEW PROJECT*

Postby Poncewattle » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:04 am

I'm more than happy to be the first request!

There's a lot of new development happening in Charles Town, WV area. Some areas that I'd love to get area photographs of include (from SW to NE of town)

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 965&zoom=4

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 965&zoom=4

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 965&zoom=4

If you get another forum, wiki or google request form going I'll resubmit there...

Thanks. Awesome idea!
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Re: Aerial Photograph Requests *NEW PROJECT*

Postby taco909 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:39 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Ooooh!

This is an even better idea than I had to buy a Drone.

My CM didn't think Waze would pay for it :lol:
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Re: Aerial Photograph Requests *NEW PROJECT*

Postby cpttim » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:56 pm

Orbit helped me get a request form. These are listed on the wiki.

Poncewattle, if you don't get to adding your links, I'll add them to the tracker. Once we get at least a couple examples (including the posted response pictures) to show it works, I'll try reaching a broader pilot group to help out.

Form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LyN_va ... w/viewform
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Re: Aerial Photograph Requests *NEW PROJECT*

Postby Poncewattle » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:08 pm

Done. The furthest SE area I requested I ended up doing a recon on the ground of that area a few days ago and the current sat view of it is still accurate. So my request is scaled back to around the casino area. Thanks! :)
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