[Talk-ca] GeoBase import

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 20:29:14 GMT 2009

So that does pose an interesting question.

We have the 'unknown' which is the 'when' the names will be available.

So, for importing small towns (with no or very very little) OSM data.
and the local mapper is willing to hand place in the 'name' field.
-from physically seeing the road signs.

Then I (imo) see no reason why the script cant be simplified to handle
it. Does anyone else?
-i dont know yet HOW to change the SHP to a basic OSM. -but working on it.

Someone else has done shp2osm.py script -perhaps it can be modified?


On 1/19/09, Blake Crosby <me at blakecrosby.com> wrote:
> Sam,
> Aha! That would explain why I cant seem to find names in the data.
> The area I'm importing is rather small (about half a town of 45,000). I
> have no issues tagging the ways with road names manually.
> I just wanted to make sure nobody had any problems with me using the
> data for parts of Aurora, Ontario that I havn't traced yet.
> Blake
> Sam Vekemans wrote:
>> Hi Blake,
>> Because the Data for Ontario does not contain road names nor road
>> numbers,  Only Alberta, Yukon & Nova Scotia have it.
>> So unfortunately the Ontario dataset needs to wait until it's complete
>> from GeoBase 1st.
>> Sam
>> Sam Vekemans wrote:
>>>  For everyone on the list, were all helping out when we can, so
>>>  everyone is doing this on their own time. -although I want it done
>>>  yesterday :-) lol
>> So that we have actual permission to use geogratis data in OSM. Does
>> anyone have any objection if I save on gas and import this Data for
>> Aurora, Ontario? :)
>> I'll be sure to follow the guidelines I've come across the wiki.
>> Blake.

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