[Ottawa_users] September meeting and OSM event

Russell McOrmond russell at flora.ca
Wed Sep 9 10:00:39 EDT 2009

On Wed, 9 Sep 2009, Sampson, David wrote:

> What type of data are we trying to map?
> My understanding is that in Canada the full road network is provided by
> NRCAN to OSM. So would the purpose be to map other features?  Such as?

   After Richard Weait's talk I went to my neighbourhood and noticed we 
weren't there.  In place of our streets was a tracks that had physically 
been gone from this location for a long time.

   I just looked and our neighbourhood is now there: 
. I was wondering if this was done by volunteers, but it may be that OSM 
just received updated maps from NRCAN.

   Is there documentation somewhere that describes this data donation?  I'm 
always curious when a Canadian government (any level) is opening up data. 
This is always good as an example when talking to the next 
department/project/etc for releasing data.

IE: I'd love Canada Post postal code data to be released.  There is a 
specific usage for public participation that is currently restricted by 
this data being closed.

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