[OSM-talk] Looking for "primary language" map

James james2432 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 00:47:29 UTC 2017

Well it might not be as simple as you say...take for instance Ottawa. It's
in Ontario and pretty english. There is a suburb called Orléans in which is
pretty much "the french part of town" as most street signs will be in
french, but rest of Ottawa is pretty English(in terms of street signs)

 So generilizing wont help you much...

On Apr 10, 2017 8:27 PM, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Exactly, and that's the map I need -- a set of shapes that define these
> region mapping: Quebec+New Brunswick => fr, the rest of USA/Canada => en,
> ...
> The shapes may overlap because that would make geojson smaller - I will
> simply use the first one.
> Having this map will allow me to determine the likely language of the
> "name" tag for any location, which in turn make for a better multilingual
> map.
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 8:20 PM James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well many countries have multiple official languages, Canada is French
>> and English, but in practice is mostly Quebec and New brunswick...with
>> small patches of french throughout the rest
>> On Apr 10, 2017 8:12 PM, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> James, thanks, but I was hoping for the language regions shapefile, e.g.
>> in the GeoJSON form.  The list of official languages will require a lot of
>> work to convert into the merged shapes, and it still not very good, as many
>> countries have several official languages, e.g. Switzerland.
>> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:55 PM James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also have you checked: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_
>> languages_by_country_and_territory
>> On Apr 10, 2017 7:50 PM, "James" <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> More like French for the entirety of the province of Quebec
>> On Apr 10, 2017 7:38 PM, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Does anyone know of an open source language map - basically a set of
>> geoshapes with the corresponding language code?  Country boundaries are not
>> needed - e.g. Canada and USA would be English with the exception of French
>> for Montreal area.
>> This is needed to guesstimate what language the "name" tag is in.
>> Does not have to be very precise (10-20 MB is more than enough)
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