[Talk-ca] GeoBase import woes...

Dan Putler dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Thu Jan 22 03:58:15 GMT 2009

You shouldn't be ashamed. The guys who do this for a living do know
something (and have really nice Trimble differential gps units).
Besides, you are in Alberta, and the Alberta government (and the
municipal governments in Alberta) has/have been one of the most
cooperative with the Geobase effort up to this point. Locally, you want
to be on the lookout for new roads that go in, which the governmental
bodies may not get to immediately, and then there is organizing everyone
you know to go on a mapping party in Quebec (if the locals question you,
just argue you can't get enough poutine and Molson Export in Alberta to
your liking, and you carry the gps unit around because you have this
real need to know exactly where you are at any given moment ;-)).

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 20:21 -0700, James Ewen wrote:
> Hey, the rendering engine has processed the GeoBase import in the Fort
> McMurray area, and the slippy tiles are populated!
> Now I'm upset... I was pretty pleased with myself before this update,
> I had traced out roads with my GPS, and uploaded information, creating
> the start of a map. Some roads that I knew got tagged with names,
> others would have to wait for a return visit when I had time to stop
> and mark down the names on the street signs.
> But now that the GeoBase upload has occurred, my data is now the ugly
> duckling... partially mapped roads, unnamed streets, it's just a
> mess... I'm so ashamed!
> James
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Dan Putler
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia

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