[Imports] [Talk-ca] [Import] Ottawa Buildings & Addresses [Statistics Canada project]

James james2432 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 15:25:03 UTC 2016

I was wrong there is one sign up(i'm glad I drove there)
See? no "ê".

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 10:37 AM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:

> What is highly questionable about two levels of Government reaching out to
> the community to help them with complying/importing authoritative data? US
> has tiger data(I'm aware it's not the greatest example), Canada has
> (CanVec). Now we are down to a municipal level and the data(especially
> addresses that they maintain a database of for emergency services, etc) is
> incorrect and doesnt match real life. As for the building footprints I have
> addressed this already:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Canada:Ontario:
> Ottawa/Import/Plan#Data_quality
> We seem to be turning in a circle around "building source data is not
> publicly available", it's not because of it's held up by bureaucracy which
> is non-constructive. The source data was handed to StatsCan which we use as
> our source(I linked you the geojson that has 2 attributes added to it so
> JOSM wouldn't render a bunch of tagless ways and could make sense of it, if
> you want the original data: remove both tags).
> I completely understand that you don't want a bunch of garbage data added
> to OSM that will take years to clean up, neither do we, hell it's where we
> live and we'd be only punishing ourselves! The thing you have to understand
> is this preparation has been going for over a year now (see:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Canada:
> Ontario:Ottawa/Import&action=history    (documentation started)). Even
> though we had an incompatible license, the data was still available to play
> with and analyse
> I get your concerns of problems that may arise during this import, this is
> what this process is for is it not? To address concerns people may have.
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:50 AM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you are complaining that it doesnt have "ê" you are going to have to
>> talk to the city of ottawa as that street does not have it(I know it I live
>> near there). There is no street sign as it is a private development. Take a
>> look at:
>> http://maps.ottawa.ca/geoottawa/
>> or google maps or even geobase roads(canvec) there is no "ê"
>> or even: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/45.47941/-75.52464
>> Maybe you can create a language board as Québec did to control French
>> display, but in Ontario! (https://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/accueil.aspx)
>> On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>
>> wrote:
>>> On Thursday 20 October 2016, James wrote:
>>> > Why are you linking a french wiki page of forest?
>>> >
>>> > Un Foret
>>> > Des Forets
>>> >
>>> I think it's "des forêts".
>>> Notice the difference?
>>> --
>>> Christoph Hormann
>>> http://www.imagico.de/
>> --
>> 外に遊びに行こう!
> --
> 外に遊びに行こう!

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