Perhaps of some interest! Note that Commons support is apparently planned
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From: Gilles Bassière <gbassiere(a)gmail.com>
Date: 28 August 2013 15:58
Subject: [OSM-talk] ImageInOsm: a photomapping mobile application
I'd like to introduce ImageInOsm , a photomapping mobile application.
The app is intended for on-the-field users. It is very easy to use (see
1. the user select an OSM object that he is seeing on the ground
2. he takes a picture of this object
3. the picture is sent to Flickr with the OSM id in the tags
You can already try it:
- for Android, just download and install this test package ,
- for iOS, we are unforunately not aware of any easy solution to publish a
test package, you will have to build and install from the source code (you
will need a Mac with the XCode software).
Compared to traditionnal photomapping process, ImageInOsm promotes
collaboration. Indeed, the pictures will not remain on a hard/flash drive,
they will immediately be shared on the Web with metadata allowing others to
find and use them.
Please note that (as the name does NOT imply) pictures will not be stored
on any OSM server. Instead, they will be sent to a 3rd-party server
(Flickr, ...) under your own account. The sole innovation consists in
linking the picture to the OSM object that it references.
So far, the application only works with Flickr as a backend. The tagging
convention used makes the pictures compatible with LizPOI  and OsmFlickr
. We hope that one day these pictures will be easily available in your
editor (a JOSM plugin would do the job but we this is not on our roadmap,
if anyone is interested).
We are grateful to Jean-Louis Zimmermann from "Ville d'Orange" for having
initiated and supported this project.
Technically speaking, this app is built upon:
- Cordova 3.0
- HTML/CSS + Bootstrap 2.x
Source code is available on Github , distributed under the Apache
license 2.0. Of course, any contribution will be happily received: code,
documentation, bug report, propositions, etc.
We are aware that the project is not completely mature but the code is
under active development. We are already planning the following updates:
- support Wikimedia as a picture backend (ongoing development)
- configurable filters for OSM objects so that users can make thematic
- improve user experience (see issues on GitHub)
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- Andrew Gray