[Talk-ca] Using City of Vancouver Open Licensed Data?

James james2432 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 12:33:33 UTC 2017


I'm not sure if Paul has imported data for Vancouver before or not. But
before you import, you need to document on the wiki.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Canada:British_Columbia:Vancouver#Imports
would be a good place to start looking what people have done in the past

On Oct 2, 2017 10:57 PM, "keith" <keithistan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Canada list,
>
> I am interested in using some of the data provided by the City of
> Vancouver under the "Open Government Licence – Vancouver" (
> http://vancouver.ca/your-government/open-data-catalogue.aspx#tab19099).
> According to the OSM wiki this is compatible with OSM's licence (
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors#Vancouver), is this
> accurate?
>
> I want to do small imports of building traces, manually checking the
> imagery against the Imagery. I guess this should still be considered to
> finish off the section of Vancouver that does not have the buildings
> traced. The quality of the data from the City of Vancouver is OK, not
> amazing, in fact slightly lower than the average for Vancouver building
> traces, but not outside the range. It would be trivial to improve the
> traces to be better than average, and I would do so for what I import. It's
> for a relatively small area, about 2km by 4.5km, and I would be doing lots
> of manual fixes and inspection. So many that I'm not really sure that it's
> exactly an import.
>
> If the building traces goes smoothly, and has general acceptance, I might
> use other data from the listed datasets.
>
> What do the folks on this list say? Am I good to go ahead with this?
>
> Thanks for any input.
>
> Keith
>
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