[Talk-ca] [Imports] Ottawa Buildings & Addresses [Statistics Canada]

Bjenk Ellefsen bjenk.ellefsen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 13:45:37 UTC 2017

We have started all discussions on this project with OSM and the local group in Ottawa / Gatineau back in the spring of 2016. We are not the first ones in Canada to start such a process. As John mentioned, Mojgan and Stephen at Metrolinx worked on Toronto last year. Both Mojgan and Stephen are advisors on the Ottawa/Gatineau pilot and our steps are basically the same.

We are working in direct collaboration with the City of Ottawa and have their permission to use the footprints and addresses, which has been stated and documented and we are in constant communication. We have have an ongoing outreach campaign coordinated by the City of Ottawa and StatCan (check us out and their account on twitter!). 

With that said, a statement from LWG should clear all data from Ottawa’s portal and any worries from anyone about any retaliation against the use of their Open Data for OSM and this should be soon according to Kathleen Lu, the legal license advisor at Mapbox.

We have definitely done our due diligence and hopefully, we can work on completing the map and focus on enriching it as soon as possible. 

Bjenk Ellefsen (StatCan)

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