[Talk-ca] Canada data source

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 09:27:43 BST 2008

Hi James and group,
Sorry about that... just got a little carried away there for a moment (didn't think before i hit send, sorry)


Basically, its a garmin map, which is probably better than Topo Canada you buy. ... yet, its free so there is no guarantees, until there is a full map of Canada available using only OSM info. .. this basemap is ideal to use.

In time, with enough help from many hands, we will be able to make this super awesome OSM totally detailed.

Thanks Corey for the clarification on this.  My plan is to update the wiki project site in the next couple weeks... so its super clear for everyone.  ... go wiki!  We all can update it too :)


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> Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 20:29:40 -0600
> From: jewen at shaw.ca
> To: acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [Talk-ca] Canada data source
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 6:46 PM, Sam Vekemans
> <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I asume every one has downloaded and is using the free ibycus topo map
> > of Canada.
> You would be assuming wrong. Is there anywhere that describes what
> Ibycus is, and what it would give you if you were to download the
> executable file? What can you use it for?
> > All roads and road names are in there and came from the canadian gov.
> > data set. Lakes are in there too, check mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com
> > every so often as more people are making and sharing maps....
> > What we can do is use that as a base.
> Can you describe how to use whatever Ibycus is as a base?
> > Moterbike riders do long distance tours, by now, any ADVrider should
> > be using his map. these guys will go the distance, i dont think it
> > will be long before more users start popping up.
> None of the ATV guys I know, nor 4X4 club members know about whatever Ibycus is.
> I created an account on mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com hoping to find out
> more, and that has about as much information as Ibycus... nothing
> there to let a new user have any clue what is going on. Whatever it
> does, it's not going to work with my Garmin GPS II+.
> > Any thoughts on mapguru.com OSM integration?
> mapguru.com takes me to an SGSI page, where I can purchase Alberta for $3000...
> >(lots of tracks have been
> > posted, since its wiki, others can lable it, but this site (as i can
> > see) does not stamp the tracks as roads/trails.
> > Using google earth  in a window net to firefox explore is good enough
> > to trace with :)
> What's a window net? Google Earth map copyrights are held by various
> companies, and can not be used to create OSM maps.
> Perhaps a little more information would help some of us understand
> what it is that you are attempting to relate. I've tried following the
> last few posts you have made to no avail. Can you back up and fill in
> the blanks?
> James
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