[Talk-ca] What Google Copying?

Sam Dyck samueldyck at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 05:17:14 GMT 2010


Not in Winnipeg, the city doesn't believe in open data and the maps website
is incredibly cumbersome. The street name that got this discussion started
was correct on the city's assessment website (the only city map that
actually works).

Sam

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Dan Putler <dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca>wrote:

> Could there be district municipality or regional district
> engineering/road department shapefiles or cad files floating around for
> some of these areas?
>
> Dan
>
> On Sun, 2010-02-28 at 20:50 -0800, Adam Dunn wrote:
> > I've been looking at StatCan's GeoSearch 2006 map
> > [
> http://geodepot.statcan.ca/GeoSearch2006/GeoSearch2006.jsp?minx=4432901.48950264&miny=2238764.61686325&maxx=4434592.66597324&maxy=2239794.02862796&LastImage=http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Output/GeoSearch2006_geodepotfarm531483932432153.gif&resolution=H&lang=E&switchTab=0]
> and it seems like vreimer isn't using that one as a copy. Interestingly,
> Stats Can and NRN disagree with each other on some of the same points that I
> noticed in vreimer's differences against NRN, but Stats Can introduces yet
> another variation of errors in the Valemount area. In other words, vreimer,
> Google, Bing, NRN, and Stats Can all have slightly different versions of
> Valemount. Not one of those is exactly like any of the others.
> >
> > For some things that vreimer had differed from NRN, he was a match for
> > Stats Can, but then for some things he was different than Stats Can.
> > For example, the Williams Drive/Juniper/Larch area, vreimer had a
> > topological match to Stats Can (Williams Drive extending past Juniper,
> > and no Larch at all), but Stats Can calls it Williams Rd, whereas NRN
> > says Dr, and vreimer has Dr.
> >
> > I looked at Atlas of Canada, but didn't see a "slippy" map that shows
> > street names. Is there a map from Atlas of Canada that has street
> > names without having to download the data and open it up in some GIS
> > software?
> >
> > Adam
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Sam Dyck <samueldyck at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         Found another example near Valemount, BC, where NRN has a road
> >         called Blackman Road (east of a certain road) and Lheureux
> >         (west of certain road). Bing has called the road Chevreux.
> >         vreimer got it correct, meaning he's not copying Bing either.
> >         It's all so mysterious....
> >
> >         Adam
> >
> >         On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Sam Dyck
> >         <samueldyck at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >                 So I found a subdivision which most certainly does not
> >                 exist, and may well never exist in Google here. The
> >                 streets are not on Yahoo, Bing, OSM or NRN. The land
> >                 the streets occupy is owned by Manitoba Hydro and has
> >                 to high voltage lines that pass through it towards the
> >                 Taylor and Scotland Yard Stations and Downtown
> >                 Winnipeg  (OSM) and while development is planned
> >                 nearby, I believe this land is off limits for obvious
> >                 reasons. This would suggest to me that vreimer either
> >                 lives in Winnipeg and knows Google is wrong, or
> >                 doesn't get data from Google (which previous posts
> >                 also suggested).
> >
> >                 Sam
> >
> >
> >                 _______________________________________________
> >                 Talk-ca mailing list
> >                 Talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
> >                 http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ca
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         _______________________________________________
> >         Talk-ca mailing list
> >         Talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
> >         http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ca
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Talk-ca mailing list
> > Talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
> > http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ca
> --
> Dan Putler
> Sauder School of Business
> University of British Columbia
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ca/attachments/20100228/d379b9b7/attachment.html>


More information about the Talk-ca mailing list