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

Alan Richards alarobric at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 17:44:43 UTC 2017

There is some information on the wiki here. https://wiki.openstreetmap.
org/wiki/Canada:British_Columbia:Vancouver#GIS_sources_by_city. Special
permission was obtained from the city for certain datasets only.

On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 6:09 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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