[Talk-ca] UBC, Vancouver orthography, and street alignment

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sun Oct 31 19:02:54 GMT 2010

CanVec was what I aligned to. That and local knowledge - I know parts of UBC
extremely well, having been there for about 7-8 years. 

If the Vancouver license isn't compatible with OSM the wiki should be edited
- it says it's acceptable as is.

-----Original Message-----
From: samvekemans at gmail.com [mailto:samvekemans at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Sam
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2010 6:25 AM
To: john whelan
Cc: Paul Norman; talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-ca] UBC, Vancouver orthography, and street alignment

were still waiting for OpenStreetMap to change it's licence :) lol...
but anyway, geocommons.com is a good temporary home for the p files :) and
having the data on standby just waiting to use used is helpfull.


On 10/31/10, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was under the impression that the City of Vancouver "Open" data 
> along with Ottawa's and Calgary's wasn't quite open enough for OSM 
> use.  I assume you aligned with CANVEC data and merely visually 
> confirmed it against Vancouver's data?
> I understand they were looking at changing the license, if you have 
> any news on this I'd be grateful.
> Thanks John
> On 31 October 2010 00:18, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
>> UBC in Vancouver has been suffering from issues of building 
>> misalignment because the Yahoo orthography is misaligned with the 
>> ground and suffers from distortion[1]. The City of Vancouver offers 
>> some mapping data [2] which can be used with OSM. I've taken 16 tiles 
>> that cover most of UBC and corrected most of the streets to these as 
>> these reflect the GPS traces, CanVec data, and my knowledge from 
>> being a student. They are also high resolution, being listed as 40cm, 
>> but I can easily make out smaller features.
>> I've also done some micro-mapping around the SUB, Buchanan, the Chan 
>> Center and Rose garden, and down by CEME.
>> As the process to convert the .ecw files is a long and 
>> computationally heavy one if anyone wants the resulting slippymap 
>> which can be used with the JOSM slippymap plugin and is regularly at 
>> UBC I could burn them onto a CD.
>> I also have all of Vancouver processing to make a slippymap, but it 
>> has only been about 25 hours so it is not finished yet. If anyone 
>> wants that, it'll take multiple DVDs. Of course, anyone could 
>> recreate it from the downloaded files but anticipate gdal2tiles 
>> taking about 30-40 hours on a good computer.
>> If anyone notices misaligned streets at UBC and isn't able to get the 
>> Vancouver orthography working I'd appreciate knowing and I can align
>> [1]
>> <
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Canada:British_Columb
>> ia:Van 
>> couver&oldid=552230#University_of_British_Columbia<http://wiki.openst
>> reetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Canada:British_Columbia:Van%0Acouver&ol
>> did=552230#University_of_British_Columbia>
>> >
>> [2] <http://data.vancouver.ca/datacatalogue/>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Talk-ca mailing list
>> Talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
>> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ca

Twitter: @Acrosscanada
Blogs: http://acrosscanadatrails.posterous.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sam.vekemans
Skype: samvekemans
IRC: irc://irc.oftc.net #osm-ca Canadian OSM channel (an open chat room)

More information about the Talk-ca mailing list