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

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 13:09:51 UTC 2017

I understand Paul Norman arranged for something for the city of Vancouver
Open Data so the data might be imported into OSM.  This is independent of
the normal licensing route.

Cheerio John

On 2 October 2017 at 14:15, 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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