[Talk-ca] Crowdsourcing buildings with Statistics Canada

James james2432 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 03:18:57 UTC 2017

I got Bjenk from Stats Can to get a statement from the city of Ottawa
Monday to explicitly use the data in OSM. Licensing is compatible in terms
of OGL-CA and ODBL, but if a statement allows the import to proceed we will
get it even though is seems bureaucratic more than a legal issue

Have a nice weekend

On Jan 20, 2017 9:56 PM, "john whelan" <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Essentially OSM is not well set up to handle these sort of issues.
> Normally interpretations are base on custom and practice.
> The wording is slightly different between the two licences.  OSM decision
> making for local matters is normally left to local mappers.
> So the decision to allow the import is an Ottawa mapper decision but
> whether the licenses are compatible is not.
> There is and has been minor imports of Open Data in Ottawa for some time.
> The bus stops for example.  So custom and practice say if the bus stop
> import was permitted then data from the same source under the same licence
> should also be permitted.
> It's a little like dealing with the native people of Canada.  There are
> 500,000 of them with 500,000 different opinions.  Trying to reach an
> agreement is very difficult.
> Realistically imports happen in OSM everyday.  They aren't always
> announced in talk-ca first.
> Cheerio John
> On 20 Jan 2017 9:01 pm, "James" <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is OGL-CA not compatible with osm?
>> On Jan 20, 2017 8:17 PM, "Paul Norman" <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
>>> On 1/20/2017 3:22 PM, James wrote:
>>> Old link to an old wiki. Please see:
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Canada:Ontario:Ottawa/Im
>>> port/Plan#Permission
>>> That says Ottawa gave some data to Stats Canada in 2016, not that their
>>> data can be reused under the ODbL. I've sent an email to them asking for
>>> permission. We need this because we're getting the data directly from them.
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