[Talk-ca] Mapping parks

Dan Putler dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Fri Jan 16 18:18:10 GMT 2009

You can get national part boundaries through GeoGratis (I assume this
data is under the same license as the GeoBase data, and thus consistent
with OSM, but it would have to be confirmed). The page link to it is:


In terms of provincial parks, you may be able to get boundaries from
provincial agencies. You can for BC, and I think for Alberta (less sure
on this). Again, the compatibility of the data license with OSM would
need to be investigate. The link to the BC data is:


The potential technical issues is that the data are in traditional GIS
formats. The national park boundaries can be obtained in shape format,
while the BC provincial park boundaries in E00 (ArcInfo export) file

On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 09:21 -0800, Samuel Dyck wrote:
> How would I map parks. They are not in geobase. It's easy with
> Potlatch and Urban parks, but I cannot find a way to find a way to
> distingish Provincial and national parks from the surrounding areas.
> It would be impossibly difficult to walk the boundries with a GPS.
> What do I do?
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Dan Putler
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