[Talk-ca] [OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap ftp server

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 00:12:46 GMT 2010

That sounds like an excellent 3rd option.
This would add onto what we aready have & will have:
-the high detailed Toporama WMS layer & the low detailed larger area
wms layer (to be used for reference as well as tracing)

-the .osm files that are organized by NTS tile size from canvec (that
will include all of the Toporama features (including road data) - to
be used to 'copy in' and merge & attach to existing data

-and the geobase data  of province sized data (which includes roads)
&also includes features that we have not yet dealt with.

It will be great to see the geobase data available as a WFS system to
mirror the work done by the coraine import.
Thanks for sharing this!

(As an aside)
What would also be great is if the geobase data could be hosted to
serve WMS tile.maps, so then it adds 1 more option for the mappers to
work with.
James Dupont can explain how the tileservers work (also
wms.openstreetmap.de now exists, but i dont know if it could handle
the volume of the geobase collection.)

(As another aside) Does the Toporama wms layer include ALL of the map
features that are available from NRCan?

Sorry to cross-post but its all related.


On 3/16/10, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> Dear Richard (Degelder),
> This is good news.  Thank you for this.  I've forwarded this to Frank as
> well.
> A question for you and Benjamin.  Would it be possible to run a server
> similar to the Corine import server, used by the French community at
> Think|Haus?  This would render the GeoBase data in a way that it can
> be displayed on top of existing OSM.  This allows a casual user to
> view and evaluate the GeoBase data and mark it for inclusion or
> exclusion from OSM.
> Best regards,
> Richard (Weait)
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Richard Degelder <rtdegelder at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sorry about the delays since the last comments but we ran into some
>> issues.
>> At this time however we are about to make an ftp server available for the
>> processed GeoBase files that we are using for the import into OSM.  The
>> server will be hosted by Think|Haus, the Hamilton ON Hacker Space.
>> The idea is that there will be upload privileges granted to those that are
>> processing the GeoBase for OSM files and wanting to store the results on a
>> server for anyone to access.  The files will be accessible to anyone
>> wanting
>> to downloading them, there are no restictions on accessing them.
>> Those wanting to comment on the idea and wanting to participate should
>> contact Benjamin Tompkins at benjamin at thinkhaus.org
>> Thank you.
>> Richard
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