Panama Canal


These days the new locks of the Panama Canal that will allow passage for significantly larger ships are going to be opened for regular use. As usual most image sources for OpenStreetMap are not quite up-to-date here, they generally show construction work in progress and accordingly mapping of the locks in OSM is fairly incomplete. I now put up an up-to-date image on the OSM images for mapping. This is not high resolution but sufficient to see the overall configuration with the water storage pools and other structures. Of course as usual for Panama there are lots of clouds in the image which also partly obscure view of the Pacific side locks.

Besides you can also find another image from northwest Indonesia where a fairly large island (Pulau Mapur) and various smaller islands are currently missing in OpenStreetMap. Other image sources have data here too but also subject to lots of clouds and with varying quality.

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