[Talk-ca] Looking for competent OSM editors to improve the map on Toronto area and Toronto PATH

Kevin Farrugia kevinfarrugia at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 20:36:16 UTC 2015

Hey everyone,

During the winter/spring I was updating the PATH when I was frequently
taking it to/from home, but I've taken a break since it's nice outside (I
hope that's understandable!).  The PATH is a bit of a beast to update
because it's invisible to imagery and GPS and, in many parts, poorly
signed.  Although the challenge of mapping from memory is part of the fun
for me :)

George & Darren, what are the main things you're looking to have us add?
Is the biggest priority for you the detailed footways, access points, and
the proper connections between the two (elevators, steps, escalators)?  I'm
guessing shops are of secondary importance to the wayfinding/routing
portion of the app?


-Kevin F (Kevo)

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:43 AM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Check out:
> http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=1a66e03bb8d1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
> It's their open data portal which also includes the building address
> shapefile(not sure how accurate this is, I know Ottawa's has about 30%
> errors (overlapping duplicate nodes, misplaced nodes))
> Address shape file(can be open in JOSM with opendata plugin):
> http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=91415f9cd70bb210VgnVCM1000003dd60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=1a66e03bb8d1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
> But in the data portal there's all sort of information, paths, etc
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:34 AM, George Silva <georger.silva at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have a few employers who are dedicating part of their funding to
>> improve the map on Toronto and Toronto PATH, specially. This is a funded
>> effort.
>> I've tried to make some edits, but it's too hard for me, being a
>> foreigner and not being on Toronto.
>> The main thing here is to improve entrances and footways in that area.
>> More details, please contact Darren Jones, at
>> darren at crosspathsolutions.com
>> Thanks
>> --
>> George R. C. Silva
>> Sigma Geosistemas LTDA
>> ----------------------------
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