We updated our basemap in Washington, DC with aerial imagery at 3 inch (7.5 cm) resolution. The source data is openly licensed by DC.gov, thanks to the District’s open data initiative.

DC-3 Cherry blossoms at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

DC-1 Nationals Park, in the Navy Yard neighborhood

DC-2 Union Station and its plaza, with the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in the lower right

DC-5 A concert in Freedom Plaza

The imagery is ready for tracing in OpenStreetMap, where its high resolution will help with detail mapping for buildings, parks, and navigation features like turn lanes.

Tagging turn lanes in JOSM

Enjoy the imagery, and keep an eye on our blog for more updates!