[Talk-ca] uploading municipal ward boundary data
jennifer at visiblegovernment.ca
Tue May 5 23:33:14 BST 2009
Hi there, thanks for your response. Looking at the list of sources
on the geobase site, I don't think it includes ward-level boundaries.
The best of those data sets for my purposes, AFAIK, are the statscan
ones, which contain city boundaries as census sub-divisions. It's no
good for anything smaller, as statscan arbitrarily divides cities into
smaller regions specifically for use by census data collectors.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
To answer your question: I was going to try to get written permission
for the PEI and ON ward boundaries for cities listed so far on
fixmystreet.ca - Ottawa, Charlottetown, Summerside, Cornwall, and
My idea was that it would be easier to maintain correct ward
boundaries for fixmystreet.ca (and other sites like it) if they were
available on a site where they could be edited publicly.
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 4:50 PM, <simon at mungewell.org> wrote:
> Hello Jenifer,
> You don't mention which cities/areas the maps you have cover, is this
> information included within the GeoBase data?
> If so then we probably already have permisson to use and an easier path to
> include it into OSM.
> Regarding the coding, are the boundaries fixed (such as MD boundaries) or
> more succeptable to change (ie. voting wards, which may be adjusted from
> time to time)?
> There is some discussion of 'boundary=voting' here:
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