When using Google Collect, I always tried to link my plot to high-res imagery from Bing Maps. But the capturing date on the Bing Map image may not be correct. So i want to make sure this date is the date when the image was captured or the date when the image is updated on the website. This date is critical for the application. Sorry i am not allowed to upload the screenshot. Otherwise i can show you the problem.



asked 09 Aug '17, 19:45

jinkaizhang's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

More information on this.

When using the Bing Map API to get the metadata, i found the following tags related to the capturing date: VintageStart and VintageEnd. It is better to stamp the date range instead of the VintageEnd time

Below is one example of the metadata i got.

<response xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/search/local/ws/rest/v1"> <copyright> Copyright © 2017 Microsoft and its suppliers. All rights reserved. This API cannot be accessed and the content and any results may not be used, reproduced or transmitted in any manner without express written permission from Microsoft Corporation. </copyright> <brandlogouri> http://dev.virtualearth.net/Branding/logo_powered_by.png </brandlogouri> <statuscode>200</statuscode> <statusdescription>OK</statusdescription> <authenticationresultcode>ValidCredentials</authenticationresultcode> <traceid> bb577d5ee8074dbea0693a0c55ae1867|CO30275838|| </traceid> <resourcesets> <resourceset> <estimatedtotal>1</estimatedtotal> <resources> <imagerymetadata> <imageurl> http://ecn.t0.tiles.virtualearth.net/tiles/a021033332000300.jpeg?g=5807 </imageurl> <imagewidth>256</imagewidth> <imageheight>256</imageheight> <zoommin>15</zoommin> <zoommax>15</zoommax> <vintagestart>2011-07-24</vintagestart> <vintageend>2016-09-24</vintageend> </imagerymetadata> </resources> </resourceset> </resourcesets> </response>

permanent link

answered 10 Aug '17, 18:52

jinkaizhang's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Hi Jinkai,

The capture date from Bing Maps is not really well explained. The VintageStart and VintageEnd dates refer to the start and the end dates of the imagery stitched together by Bing Maps in order to produce the map tiles.

If you want to see both dates you will need to replace the file C:\OpenForis\CollectEarth\resources\collectBing.fmt with this one : LINK

Hope that clarifies. We will go back to showing both dates in the default Collect Earth installer.

permanent link

answered 14 Sep '17, 15:27

collectearth's gravatar image

collectearth ♦
accept rate: 17%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 09 Aug '17, 19:45

question was seen: 8,031 times

last updated: 14 Sep '17, 15:27