[Imports] Canvec tile splitter 999x33 a to y 5x5 and/or put on a dedicated API?

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 17:26:22 BST 2010

Hi all,
We are getting more progress on Vancouver Island, thanks to (haitelk)
who has just added in more wooded area. And the new CVRD data is in
the planning, discussing & sorting data phase. :-)

What we still need todo is make a tool that will automatically slice
the NTS tiles (canvec .osm files) into 25 pieces, so then a local area
mapper can easly take 1 square at a time & work with it, choosing the
data that they need to add in.

I think that OSmosis has this ability, has anyone varified this?
This will be of great help to everyone, as we are also using the
Toporama WMS layer to be tracing & using it for reference.

Otherwise, if we dont have the 1/25th tile area, its harder to ensure
that no 'bulk_implopping' happens where the user gets lazy and doesnt
bother to check the area 1st.

Since the 1/25th tile size is a standard JOSM working space, we would
(just about all of the time), have only 1 mapper is working at a time.
(even in the big cities, this size is managable).

Oh, this whole CanVec dataset would be great to host on a different
API, (like i talked about on my last message for OpenImportsMap does
anyone know if perhaps the devAPI would be a good place for it? Or
should we make a new one that is dedicated to wholesale imports?

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