[talk-au] Geoscience Austrailia - international tagging standards

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 05:49:10 BST 2010

Hi all,
I am currently (just about done) going through the Geoscience
Austrailia pdf user guide, which lists all of the map features for in
the 'Geodata Topo 250k Series 3 User Guide'

There are about 159 unique map features, divided into 10 themes.

Whats interesting is to compare these features with the Natural
Resources Canada CanVec dataset (which is also at 250k scale).
There are many similarities (some differnces) in the datasets.

I am developing a Universal tagging Schema (I call 'SchemaTroll 2.01')
where it can look at the map features from Datasets around the world
(including the Garmin defaults) and cross-reference it with the
'free-tagging system' of OpenStreetMap.

So i am wondering if anyone has aldready examined these 159 features
and selected an appropriate estimated equivelent to OpenStreetMap

Sam Vekemans
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