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11 Distribution themes of CanVec

AUTHORS NOTE: I have the full chart on an OpenOffice Spreadsheet, this essentially organizing the CanVec Feature catalogue, in a chart form. The purpose of this excercise is to identify the OSM tags which should be placed on the imported data. I will show the cross-reference back to the GeoBase data. Fortunately, the PDF Feature catalogue has a listing of what features are listed in GeoBase, making the work easy. --acrosscanadatrails 23:51, 7 January 2009 (UTC) --acrosscanadatrails 22:51, 21 November 2009 (UTC) Can These charts now be removed, since all the information is on the GoogleDocs Chart?

The 90 Topographical entities are further organized into 11 distribution themes, each with it's on ID number.

Code Theme Definition Status Note
BS CanVec: Buildings and structures (BS)
EN Talk:CanVec: Energy (EN)
FO CanVec: Relief and landforms (FO)
HD CanVec: Hydrography (HD) Checked by jeanseb on march 4, 2009 Special processing will be needed for the islands features. See this page for more information : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Multipolygon

Streams (and single-way rivers?) need work -- they have nodes for labels, and the ways don't have the names tagged. The name nodes litter the map with labels at pretty high zooms (see http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=49.075&lon=-123.831&zoom=9&layers=B000FTFT) -- Austin Henry
Thats because it's listed as a 'place=town', thanks for the Bug report :) --acrosscanadatrails 05:42, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
IC CanVec: Industrial and commercial areas (IC)
LI CanVec: Administrative boundaries (LI)
LX CanVec: Places of interest (LX)
SS CanVec: Water saturated soils (SS)
TO CanVec: Toponymy (TO)
TR CanVec: Transportation (TR)
VE CanVec: Vegetation (VE)

Attributes common to all entities

CanVec Feature CanVec Value OSM Key OSM Value Voting Status Approve/Pending/Disapprove Voted By & Explanation of vote
GEOMETRY outer;inner;point;line GEOMETRY Area Mf node.png Way Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is used internally with shp-to-osm to identify the feature
FID 12345 canvec:FID 12345 Pending
CODE 1234567 attribution Natural Resources Canada Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is required for all Data Imports
CODE 1234567 source CanVec_Import_2009 Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is required for all Data Imports
CODE 1234567 created_by canvec2osm Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is required for all Data Imports
CODE 1234567 canvec:source CanVec_Feature_Catalogue_Edition_1_0_2.pdf Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) Because the tag is sredundent, the pdf source reference can be found on the wiki, so there is no need to mention it in the OSM Database
CODE 2420031 canvec:entity Trail - ( Sentier ) Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundant, because it can be found on the wiki chart, and cross references with the canvec:CODE tag
CODE 2420031 canvec:entity_description A narrow path or route suitable for walking; hiking; or bicycling. Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The description is not needed because it can be found on the wiki, and cross referenced with the canvec:CODE tag.
CODE 2420031 canvec:value Portage - ( Portage ) Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The value is not needed because it can be found on the wiki, and cross referenced with the canvec:CODE tag. And the regular OSM tag shows the 'best match available'.
CODE 2420031 canvec:value_description A trail used by canoeists to bypass an unnavigable portion of

a watercourse or to go from one watercourse to another.

Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The description is not needed because it can be found on the wiki, and cross referenced with the canvec:CODE tag.
CODE 2420031 highway path Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:52, 19 June 2009 (UTC) Just An example, the charts list the current tags used. Because 'code' might not be approved, it might prove difficult to change the tags after import (search for particular tags), where errors in the defult tagging were found.
VALDATE 1989 canvec:VALDATE 1989 Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 20:52, 19 June 2009 (UTC) Could also proved useful, as an indication of how accurate the data is.
However, not approved because the information can be validated with physical GPS Tracks, and the assumption is that it's the most recient data available. Until proven otherwise (with physical observation). If needed, this information can be sourced in the origional dataset. Also, all of the tags that have been dis-approived, are still available when running the canvec2osm script in the 'Metadata' folder.
PROVIDER 1 canvec:PROVIDER other Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundant, although partially useful, the default is that it's from the best available data (regardless of the government agency who submitted the data to canvec)
PROVIDER 2 canvec:PROVIDER federal Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundant, although partially useful, the default is that it's from the best available data (regardless of the government agency who submitted the data to canvec)
PROVIDER 3 canvec:PROVIDER provincial_territorial Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundant, although partially useful, the default is that it's from the best available data (regardless of the government agency who submitted the data to canvec)
PROVIDER 4 canvec:PROVIDER municipal Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundant, although partially useful, the default is that it's from the best available data (regardless of the government agency who submitted the data to canvec)
ID 35466b119af747b98cd41e34bb6474af canvec:UUID 35466b119af747b98cd41e34bb6474af Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:52, 19 June 2009 (UTC) Because this source is only useful for working within the canvec database, having it listed here is about as useful as the canvec database listing OSM way ID's.
--acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC)However, this is approved because it is standard to include this exact refrence to each unique node/way/polygon which is imported. Just as OSM has a unique ID for each node/way/polygon in the system.
DATANAME 030M03 canvec:datasetName 030M03 Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 00:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC) Although useful in finding the data from the source, for the purpose of OSM Database, only the user who is importing the data would have use for the tag. The Polygon Boundary file can be opened, in the canvec2osm 'extra' folder which shows the dataset name. Also, cross referencing using the geogratis slippy-map is easy enough todo.
ACCURACY 10 canvec:Planimetric Accuracy (CMAS) 10 Dissaproved --acrosscanadatrails 20:52, 19 June 2009 (UTC) Just as GPS Accuract itn't retained in the OSM database, this tag could prove useful for deciding what feature is more accurate. CanVec data can be 10-20 meters off, where OSM data can be 4 meters accurate.
--acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disaproved because, it adds unneeded redundency. when working on the area and are unsure of the acuracy, using the GPS trace layer would help, as more tracks indicate better accuracy. And if the tracks were yours, it's easier. The defult is that the accuracy is from the best available source, and accurate to that degree. When physically working in the area, it's always best to have GPS Tracks to back it up.
THEME BS canvec:Theme BS Buildings and structures Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME EN canvec:Theme EN Energy Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME FO canvec:Theme FO Relief and landforms Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME HD canvec:Theme HD Hydrography Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME IC canvec:Theme IC Industrial and commercial areas Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME LI canvec:Theme LI Administrative boundaries Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME LX canvec:Theme LX Places of Interest Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME SS canvec:Theme SS Water saturated soils Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME TO canvec:Theme TO Toponymy Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME TR canvec:Theme TR Transportation Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
THEME VE canvec:Theme VE Vegetation Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) This is disapproved because when knowing the canvec:CODE, the theme is aready shown in the chart, and it's easy to look up in the source PDF.
NAMEEN Bow River name(:EN) Bow river

using *english as the default language, change default language where appropriate

Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is a standard feature, the source data might contain errors (mixing up french/english names, this needs to be manually fixed when spotted.
NAMEFR Bow Riviere name:fr Bow Riviere Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is a standard feature, the source data might contain errors (mixing up french/english names, this needs to be manually fixed when spotted.
LANGUAGE -1 canvec:LANGUAGE Unknown Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundent because the above tag 'name:fr' tells the user what language it is.
LANGUAGE 1 canvec:LANGUAGE French unilingual Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundent because the above tag 'name:fr' tells the user what language it is.
LANGUAGE 2 canvec:LANGUAGE English unilingual Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundent because the above tag 'name:fr' tells the user what language it is.
LANGUAGE 4 canvec:LANGUAGE Bilingual Fench/English Disapproved --acrosscanadatrails 01:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC) The tag is redundent because the above tag 'name:fr' tells the user what language it is.
ID_CANAC 1234 canvec:ID_CANAC 1234 Pending
STATUS 1* canvec:STATUS 1
  • varies with each feature
Pending
ACQTECH -1 canvec:ACQTECH Unknown Pending --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is useful, just as how OSM users list if it was Aerial Imagery tracing, or GPS Tracing
ACQTECH 0 canvec:ACQTECH None Pending
ACQTECH 1 canvec:ACQTECH Other Pending
ACQTECH 2 canvec:ACQTECH GPS Pending
ACQTECH 3 canvec:ACQTECH Orthoimage Pending
ACQTECH 4 canvec:ACQTECH Orthophoto Pending
ACQTECH 5 canvec:ACQTECH Vector data Pending
ACQTECH 6 canvec:ACQTECH Paper map Pending
ACQTECH 7 canvec:ACQTECH Field completion Pending
ACQTECH 8* canvec:ACQTECH Raster data
  • most of the data is acquired this way
Pending
ACQTECH 9* canvec:ACQTECH Digital elevation model Pending
ACQTECH 10 canvec:ACQTECH Aerial photo Pending
ACQTECH 11 canvec:ACQTECH Raw imagery data Pending
ACQTECH 12 canvec:ACQTECH Computed Pending
TYPE 1* canvec:TYPE 1
  • varies with each feature
Pending
LAKNAMEEN Big Lake name Big Lake Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is a standard feature, the source data might contain errors (mixing up french/english names, this needs to be manually fixed when spotted.
LAKNAMEFR lak grande name:fr lak grande Approved --acrosscanadatrails 20:39, 19 June 2009 (UTC) This is a standard feature, the source data might contain errors (mixing up french/english names, this needs to be manually fixed when spotted.
NHNAREA 0208001 canvec:NHNAREA 0208001 Pending
Specification code 2080052 canvec:min_size:CODE 2080052 Pending
Area

(Square meter)

200 or --- canvec:min_size:area_sq_meter 200 or --- Pending
Lateral

distance (Meter)

1.5 or --- canvec:min_size:lat_distance_meter 1.5 or --- Pending
Length

(Meter)

100 or --- canvec:min_size:length_meter 100 or --- Pending
Longitudinal

distance (Meter)

1.5 or --- canvec:min_size:long_distance_meter 1.5 or --- Pending
Right angle

tolerance (Degree)

10 or --- canvec:min_size:right_angle_tollerance_degree 10 or --- Pending
Spike angle

tolerance (Degree)

10 or --- canvec:min_size:spike_angle_tollerance_degree 10 or --- Pending