[Talk-ca] Edmonton GIS Open Data
acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 06:10:11 GMT 2010
The term "data import" seems to be over used.
For the canvec data, it will be made available as .osm files.
There will be no 'bulk_implopping' since we 1st check what data
currently exists, within the NTS tile area, THEN open up each .osm
file and decide what we want to "add to the osm database".
We'll use the similar program as OpenJUMP / FME /SAFE where it takes
the existing .osm data and checks the data to be imported for matches.
What is then done is isolate what what was missing from both datasets
and make BOTH available :-)
SteveS did part of that with the Alberta import.
The difference is that the geobase data is/was actually 'imported'
where the canvec data will be 'added in manually'.
A key difference that isn't highlighted IMO.
Btw, nrcan was/is able to adjust the data to make it more compatable :-)
On 2/22/10, Katie Filbert <filbertk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:59 PM, Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
>> Please expand & help update the wiki. :)
>> I think that you were importing a test data area for TCT bus stops?
>> (on the assumption that the licence was OK)
>> Would be great if you could expand further. As my intrepretation differs.
>> The Land Information Ontario data - has the "unrestricted end user
>> it would be great to clear up the inconsistances on the Canada Import
>> page, so were all on the same page.
>> I noticed a higher emphasis on the 'edmonton residences' and less on
>> 'general public'.
>> I'll need to read it over in detail &the other cities TOS & compare.
>> Thanks for pointing it out.
> In Washington DC, where we are importing the local government's GIS data,
> In working with OSM, there is potential for us to give back data updates and
> "unofficial" datasets for things they don't collect, as well, they are
> generally interested in broader dissemination of data and allow reuses in
> mobile / web apps.
> By educating GIS departments in other cities (interested in open data) about
> OpenStreetMap, it's possible that they would be willing to meet our
> licensing terms and allow data imports to OSM.
> Katie Filbert
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