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OpenStreetMap does indeed sometimes mirror and serve up free imagery sets like this so that contributors can trace from it. Sometimes it's the OSM sysadmins doing this on OSM hardware, often it's just individual contributors doing it for their area.

If our worldwide imagery supporters (Bing and Mapbox Satellite) provide equal-quality imagery then there's no great urgency. But these local sources can often be better than what's available elsewhere.




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