[Talk-ca] Fwd: Next road import area
jonathan.stewart at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 08:18:23 GMT 2009
Sam, i think you have the wrong CC address, talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
is the one you want.
Forwarding for the benefit of the rest of the list.
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From: Jonathan Stewart <jonathan.stewart at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Talk-ca] Next road import area
To: Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com>
Cc: talk-ca-owner at openstreetmap.org, Steve Singer <ssinger_pg at sympatico.ca>
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 2:52 AM, Sam Vekemans
<acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> Oops, spoke too soon (i put a note on your wiki page)
Oh yes, you did. Read this email first. :)
> So your up-to-date. (i dont always have the wiki as uptodate as i should).
I like editing wikis, so if I see a spot i can help, i jump in.
> I'm getting nearer to showing the GeoBase NHN data, so i created the
> geoabaseNHN2osm script (which is Java) and doesnt do any AutoMatching
> nor deals with OpenJUMP.
> I can create a sample area for a location that you are familiar with.
> How about Northern Winnipeg?
I don't quite follow. It seems what i want is to be able to import
the NHN data into OpenJUMP, so that i can run a compare. So i need a
way to convert OSM to the same format SHP as i get from NRN. Is that
What would the data from geobaseNHN2osm give me?
And as for what area of Winnipeg I am familiar with... I suppose the
central area, which is where I live. Which also has some of the best
maps, cause I made a lot of them over the summer on my bike, which was
pretty fun. Still snowing and terrible weather here, though.
> For the CanVec2osm script, i'm still going through all the features,
> and trying to get them all matched up, and will also have a sample
> ready soon. Hopefully within the next 2 weeks, i should have a sample
> area for this one also, so people can see how it gets rendered, and
> spot errors in the tagging. So i can also create a sample area for
> Winnipeg also if you like.
Oh wow, CanVec data (which i just read about
really cool. Lots of detail, if it's as good as what's advertised.
Go ahead and hit me with a sample.
And yes, I understand the desire to get the data working well before
we import it. At this point i was just at the experimentation stage,
to see if i could actually help with data importing and verification
and stuff. I have a couple of friends involved in this too. One is
just north of Winnipeg (stonewall) and another is in Burnaby. We are
all pretty keen on OSM, and are looking to see how we can help and
> My aim is to have the scripts 100% accurate where all of the tags line
> up with appropriate OSM tags, this is why i haven't been uploading any
> actually data to the OSM Database. The process of removing data, is
> (not impossible) but a rather tedious task. ... which i dont want
> todo. :-)
> For the next week i should have a better list made up, showing all the
> tags that i can see that need further discussion.
> That being said, IMO it's not a race to get it all imported, ....
> although once the geobaseNHN2osm & the canvec2osm scripts pass the
> scrutiny of this talk-ca list, and everyone else who is following....
> then it might be :-)
> Sam Vekemans
> Across Canada Trails
> P.S. Steve, +1 vote for BC (as i'm familiar with it) :0)
> Will having the plain canvec roads available as an extra-overlay, be
> of any help? or would it be better if i remove it from the script
> routeen, (along with the other features that arn't meant to be
> imported) as it might just confuse people.
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