[Talk-ca] New Zealand Data

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 02:09:03 BST 2008

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Jason Reid
<osm at bowvalleytechnologies.com> wrote:
> Corey Burger wrote:
>> Robin,
>> I was just reading your thread on legal-talk[1] about importing the NZ
>> crown copyright data. We here in Canada have a similar set of data via
>> GeoBase[2] and I had wondered what the outcome was. Did the LINZ data
>> get imported? Was LINZ happy with the attribution?
>> Cheers,
>> Corey
>> [1]
>> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/legal-talk/2008-March/000860.html
>> [2] http://www.geobase.ca/
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> I believe we were fairly close to agreement with Natural Resources Canada on
> use of the Geobase data, see
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/legal-talk/2008-April/000943.html
> I don't see any comments really about that post, beyond me and one person
> questioning the CC version that was referenced.
> The biggest issue with it is that currently only Alberta, British Columbia
> and Nova Scotia provide street names, the rest the roads with exception of
> the highways are nameless. Though this is changing, back in April only Nova
> Scotia was providing the names in their dataset. Now there are 3 though it
> may be an idea to start importing those and hopefully by the time thats done
> other provinces may have gotten the updated datasets with roads contributed.
> I've already written a tool to do the conversion to our data format, and I'm
> also willing to spearhead the import process if we are ready to move along
> and no one else has any objections.
> -Jason Reid

If we do start importing the BC, AB and NS stuff, how shall we merge
it with existing stuff? The TIGER people left it if the county already
had data, correct? For that matter, do useful subdivisions exist
within each province to allow importation? I know BC has regional
districts, which are bigger than counties.


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