[Talk-ca] Manitoba buildings, addresses and high school work

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 16:51:34 UTC 2018

Similar to does not mean the same unless it is the TB Open Data license but
I suspect it predates that one.  Given that Stats Canada has said it will
make the data available through the Federal Government's Open Data portal
real soon now I suspect that an email from the city even to yourself would
be acceptable.

There is an import process speak nicely to James and he may be kind enough
to handhold you through it.

The LWG will give an opinion on the license but it could take some
considerable time to do so.

The import needs to be approved by a the local community.  In Ottawa two or
three local mappers gathered together over coffee to approve it.  I think
there were more than three.

Given your suspected time frames its probably best to document the import
fairly quickly.  That way it allows for those mappers who feel imports are
terrible to have their say.

Cheerio John

On 28 February 2018 at 10:31, keith hartley <keith.a.hartley at gmail.com>

> Hi OSM'ers
> I am working on adding buildings to OSM in Manitoba and have a few
> questions. I was just offered an updated building footprint and address
> shape file from the City of Brandon, and agreement that it can be used in
> OSM. I understand that the license needs to be compliant with the OSMs of
> course, and will email the licensing group. The City uses a open data
> license similar to Ottawa's (can be seen here
> http://opengov.brandon.ca/terms.aspx) I can get  written consent in an
> email if need be as well. Currently the buildings are from the Manitoba
> land initiative website (MLI) and I can see that the city of Brandon Data
> is much more accurate (in both attributes and position) I will review the
> current data. Is there anything else I should be doing before I upload
> this?
> The plan is to have high school students look at the map and using walking
> maps or equivalent data capture (android app) to find what is accessible
> for people with mobility issues around their schools. I'll write the
> results on a wiki to show our successes. Anyone else have good ideas how to
> get students to add to the map? (with teacher oversight of course!)
> Cheers,
> Keith
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