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

James james2432 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 18:31:48 UTC 2016

As for general availability of the files I have this email chain(which was
documented that there was bureaucracy behind the scenes):

*From:* Perkins, Stephen M [mailto:Stephen.Perkins at ottawa.ca]
*Sent:* July-26-16 4:15 PM
*To:* Ellefsen, Bjenk (STATCAN) <bjenk.ellefsen at canada.ca>
*Cc:* Cross, Ian <Ian.Cross at ottawa.ca>
*Subject:* RE: Open Canada

So long as it can be noted that the City of Ottawa does not intend to keep
this information up-to-date, I don’t see why not.


*From:* Ellefsen, Bjenk (STATCAN) [mailto:bjenk.ellefsen at canada.ca
<bjenk.ellefsen at canada.ca>]
*Sent:* 26 July, 2016 9:30 AM
*To:* Cross, Ian; Perkins, Stephen M
*Subject:* Open Canada


I want to thank you for sharing the data on urban buildings. I am looking
into getting this file into the hands of OSM Canada and I am considering
the open.canada.ca portal.

Are you comfortable with that approach?

Kind regards,

Bjenk Ellefsen, PhD

Data Exploration and Integration Lab (DEIL) | Lab pour l’exploration et
l’intégration de données (LEID)

Center for Special Business Projects | Centre des Projets Spéciaux sur les

Statistics Canada | Statistique Canada

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*From:* Cross, Ian [mailto:Ian.Cross at ottawa.ca]
*Sent:* July-26-16 11:13 AM
*To:* Ellefsen, Bjenk (STATCAN) <bjenk.ellefsen at canada.ca>; Perkins,
Stephen M <Stephen.Perkins at ottawa.ca>
*Subject:* RE: Open Canada

Hi Bjenk,

I have no problem with that.


On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:28 PM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've received a forwarded email from Bjenk that may settle the debate
> where the data originates from (I'd forward it to the list, but it would be
> lost in the mail archive and detach the main thread(:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:ProofOttawaStatsCan.png
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:13 PM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As stated, multiple times on this list already: the city of Ottawa gave
>> data to Statistics Canada. Statistics Canada gave us (amazon cloud link)
>> data, which is just building outlines.
>> In case you are in doubt this project is actually happening or not (and I
>> am just making the whole thing up):
>> http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/crowdsourcing
>> on facebook(https://www.facebook.com/StatisticsCanada):
>> https://www.facebook.com/StatisticsCanada/photos/a.168165143
>> 295004.32908.125909694187216/996642833780560/?type=3
>> https://www.facebook.com/StatisticsCanada/photos/a.168165143
>> 295004.32908.125909694187216/995955653849278/?type=3
>> https://www.facebook.com/StatisticsCanada/photos/a.168165143
>> 295004.32908.125909694187216/994856040625906/?type=3
>> As well as Bjenk(current project lead on this) posting on the mailing
>> list back in july:
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ca/2016-July/007034.html
>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>
>> wrote:
>>> On Monday 24 October 2016, Stewart C. Russell wrote:
>>> >
>>> > The new data is pretty close, though. Anyone need a
>>> > demo/writeup/picture, or are people generally happy with the
>>> > provenance of the data now?
>>> Could you please clarify what the alleged source of the building data to
>>> be imported is?
>>> What is shown in
>>> https://gist.github.com/scruss/5a3f469c47df5d27fdba28258c273b45
>>> does not match geometry-wise.
>>> --
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>> 外に遊びに行こう!
> --
> 外に遊びに行こう!

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