[OSM-talk] Canadian Road Network and Cities

Dan Putler dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Mon Jan 12 19:51:21 GMT 2009

Its in progress for the geobase NRN, not the StatsCan RNF. Look over the
Talk-CA archive to get "plugged-in" to what others are currently doing.

On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 14:46 -0500, G. Michael Carter wrote:
> Hope I have the right place.  I was playing around with the OSM and have 
> a few suggestions/questions.
> 1.  The Canadian Road Network is freely available from 
> http://www.geobase.ca/geobase/en/search.do?produit=nrn&language=en and 
> http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/geo/index-eng.cfm   Is 
> there anyway to get this imported into OSM?   If we did that we would 
> have 90% of Canada road systems covered.
> 2.  Is there any way to specify attributes on the road.  ie: house 
> numbering and city and/or county.   I'd love to use OSM data to build a 
> geocoder for my own personal use.   If there isn't currently a way.  Is 
> this a feature we could get added?
> Michael
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Dan Putler
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia

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