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

keith hartley keith.a.hartley at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 18:06:27 UTC 2018

More intriguing with Brandon, there's tons of buildings already there from
the MLI source... dated from 2011, how did they get there?
I emailed the user to get more info - but they were last mapping 5 years

For the purposes of the high school work - I could use the current building
footprints, if we're waiting for a year - any good ideas how to get
students to add if a building is accessible/not accessible?

After I can work though the process similar to what James has said,
luckily, unlike Ottawa, Brandon is a much smaller place. I have a few other
cities that we might be able to work with once I have a solid process set

Rural Manitoba also poses a big challenge - Specially as we have two
different addressing systems - But that's another email rant.

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:59 AM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Before Scruss comes out and says it:
> 1. Wiki documentation
> 2. You need to get LWG to approve license as it's not a standard license.
> Explicit permission can certainly help our case.
> After license is approved we could move on to approval of data quality,
> then submit it for revue on import list(p.s. if it's crappy data they are
> going to tell you about how it's crappy)
> After all that(maybe 1-2 years later) can we move on to the serving of
> data via a tasking manager and start the import
> On Feb 28, 2018 11:54 AM, "john whelan" <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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>
>> wrote:
>>> 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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