[Talk-ca] New Zealand Data

Jason Reid osm at bowvalleytechnologies.com
Sat Jul 5 05:14:23 BST 2008

Corey Burger wrote:
> 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.
> Corey
I'd have to take a look at the data again, but I do believe that it does 
indicate something about what area its in, I believe at the municipal 
level. We can probably split each municipality into a separate file if 
that is the case.

-Jason Reid

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