[Tagging] [Talk-ca] tagging & canada map features & Garmin Map Features

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 06:03:21 GMT 2010


On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> Sam Vekemans wrote:
>> So on this GoogleDocs chart, i can list a yes/no & at what zoom levels
>> these map features show up on mapnik & cyclemap & osmarender.. or any
>> other map thats available.
> Can this go in the wiki someplace instead?  I'd rather see this
> information go in our "one-stop shop" for information, rather than
> spread it into some proprietary mechanism if possible.

Sure, go ahead. It's a wiki- and anyone can edit it.   (I recommend
also using the IRC chat as it's a quick way to get responses, rather
than waiting on the talk pages)

The challenge with the wiki-tables is that it is not designed to be
able to handle large spreadsheets.   It's also not possable for
multiple editors to be editing the wiki-chart.  Nor can forms & html
web pages & pie-charts & csv files & forms & etc...pdf files . be
created with the wiki.

Spreadsheets have an advantage because you are able to do
"="cellA41+cellB53" & it allows for much better organizing of
information.   ... i would use OpenOffice Calc, but that doesn't have
a interactive web-version.

When you are listing 500 map features, the wiki (although wonderful)
can't handle all 500 features & list all the details.  As you would
need to separate them onto different pages.

So if you would like to transfer & update the wiki with tables go
right on ahead. (seriously, it's on my list of things todo, so go for

I'd start by updating this page
so then it lists the cross-reference to the appropriate wiki-pages.

So ya, it's on my list of things todo, but if you want todo that, go
right on ahead.


P.S. If you'd like to be an editor to the spreadsheet, just ask :0)

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