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What tool do I need to have satellite background images to draw features of a postgis database?

I looked about Geomajas but seems very complex for what I'm trying to do.

I have osm data imported in a postgis database, as a layer in QGIS. The second layer is what I am drawing, and the third layer that I ask here is how to have satellite imaginery on bottom of the two mentioned ones as a visual aid in drawing features.

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Could you supply more details about your requirements, please? For example are you trying to build a web or desktop application? Do you have access to COTS or just Open Source software? –  PolyGeo Jan 29 '13 at 2:08
    
I apologize for the unclear question. I have osm data imported in a postgis database, as a layer in qgis. The second layer is what I am drawing, and the third layer that I ask here is how to have satellite imaginery on bottom of the two mentioned ones as a visual aid in drawing features. –  Martin0x777 Jan 29 '13 at 19:41
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@underdark - why was it closed so quickly? shouldn't the asker be given more time to respond? –  vinayan Jan 30 '13 at 2:52
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re-opened on two users requests Martin0x777 please added your screenshot, thanks. –  Mapperz Jan 30 '13 at 5:13
    
Thank you, but with the updated plugin, the rectangle does not appear anymore. –  Martin0x777 Jan 30 '13 at 20:14

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Here is how I would do it in a Desktop.

  1. Get Quantum GIS Desktop, an Open Source and popular GIS Desktop.
  2. Install Openlayers Plugin(In Menu, Plugins -> Fetch Python Plugins would display the plugin)
  3. Set Project CRS to EPSG:3857
  4. Add Bing/Google Satellite Layer( Plugins -> OpenLayers -> Add Bing/Google)
  5. Add PostGis Layer(Layer -> Add Postgis Layer)

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Technically correct answer, but i recommend checking Terms of Service agreement. I have faint recolelction that Google dosent allow it –  simplexio Jan 29 '13 at 12:48
    
I would use it only as a guide for the task of drawing some features. –  Martin0x777 Jan 29 '13 at 19:06
    
I cannot attach a screenshot since this question is closed, but if I add a Google layer, I have this rectangle in the middle of the image that says "Map Data. copyright 2013 Google, Maplink, Mapcity Imaginery Terrametrics"... and this prevents me to see. With Bing I don't have this problem but it seems that there are different CRS. Thank you. –  Martin0x777 Jan 29 '13 at 19:51
    
@Martin0x777 - I am not sure if the latest version of the plugin has this issue with google..in that case you could use bing..you might need to set the project coodinate system(CRS) to EPSG:4326 –  vinayan Jan 30 '13 at 3:31
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@vinayan - The project CRS should be set to EPSG:3857 when using openlayers plugin! –  AndreJ Jan 30 '13 at 7:16

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