[Talk-ca] Environment Canada Forecast Region boundaries released

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Fri Jan 25 18:45:34 GMT 2013

I agree with Harald.

The place for such data might be better placed in a thematic map were this layer of information is added over the OSM layer.


> De : Harald Kliems <kliems at gmail.com>
>À : David E. Nelson <denelson83 at yahoo.ca> 
>Cc : "talk-ca at openstreetmap.org" <talk-ca at openstreetmap.org> 
>Envoyé le : Vendredi 25 janvier 2013 13h30
>Objet : Re: [Talk-ca] Environment Canada Forecast Region boundaries released
>Hi David:
>May I ask why you think it's a good idea to add these to the OSM
>database? I'm rather skeptical of imports of features that we have no
>way of verifying on the ground (or otherwise). Yes, there are
>exceptions to this rule, like municipal boundaries, but still. It's
>great that Environment Canada is releasing this data but I'm not sure
>if there's much value in adding it to OSM.
>On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM, David E. Nelson <denelson83 at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>> http://dd.weatheroffice.gc.ca/meteocode/geodata/
>> All we need to do is have it released under OSM's licence, and then we can
>> add the boundaries to OSM.
>> - David E. Nelson
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