[Imports] OpenImportsMap - International Database Warehouse Chart

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 07:15:51 UTC 2010

Hi all,

As some of you know, i dont like how messy the 'potential data
sources' and Catelogue wiki pages  is getting too long, and not

I'm watching the page grow, as well as seeing the mailing lists where
people are asking if their local dataset is ok for importing.

So the purpose of this chart is to document all of the available
datasets, and to list the specifications for each ie.

* datasource url
* data license
* source file type (shp/imagery etc.)
* data projection
* status
* contact
* feature description

Unlike the wiki, the GoogleDocs chart, is easy to edit and sort and
filter data.

I have included all of the data from the import catelogue, and now
working on the Potential Datasources list.

I have added columns for the coverage area, so then as the chart gets
bigger (over 500 rows),  i can move the regional data rows to a new
tab. ... ie. a separate one for Europe and a separate one for all
international datasets, and a separate tab for North America Datasets

The chart is available to the web with no sign in required ... so its
a simple curtacy to contact the chart maintainer (myself) when making
big changes, since i keep track of whats going on.   I can also add in
contributors if you want to register, but it's not required.  (since
some people are anti-google)  So they can edit the chart too.


and the html version

Also, on a similar note, hopefully others can take a look at this wiki
page, and help organize it a bit better.


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