| Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|latitude: 49.24, longitude: -123.05|
|Browse map of Vancouver 49°14′24.00″ N, 123°03′00.00″ W|
|Use this template for your city|
|OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.|
Mapping in Vancouver
Due to the release of mapping data by the government of Canada, the GeoBase_Import was completed on 2010-02-12. This import was a non-destructive merge import, where existing OSM data is left alone and only new data is imported in. The import for Vancouver and surrounding areas (including Whistler) was completed on February 12, 2010, and much work has been done since to correct any errors and fill out missing data.
High-quality aerial photography is available for much of the region from pnorman's server. This imagery is available in josm as "British Columbia Mosaic" and is both higher-resolution and more accurate than Bing imagery, and should usually be preferred.
For those interested in mapping the North Shore mountains, see here
Specific work pages
The following bounding boxes are useful when performing queries with the xapi
- Vancouver bbox=-123.27,49.195,-123.020,49.315
- GVRD bbox=-123.45,48.99,-122.45,49.49
- UBC bbox=-123.27,49.24,-123.225,49.28
We are following the Canadian tagging guidelines for tagging our streets.
- Adam Dunn
- LastGrape/Gregory (Sep 2009 - May 2010)
- pnorman (In New West)
- cgaspoz (UBC Campus)
- AdamWill (mainly Vancouver, Burnaby)
- rbrtwhite (primarily Vancouver & Surrey)
- Francois Marier
- alarobric (New West and Richmond)
- You can download the Ibycus Topo which holds the GeoBase Import data which will eventually get imported to OpenStreetMap. 1092G01 Abbotsford, 1092G02 Richmond, 1092G03 Delta, 1092G06 Vancouver, 1092G07, 1092G08, Which is the 092G area of the Geobase Map covering 16 tiles, but for Lower mainland the 6 should be fine.
- As well as the 1 degree x 1 degree OSM tile here for the 1st half and here for the 2nd. From ComputerTeddy's map. It's a zip file, just needs to be unziped. You can use sendmap to get the maps on your garmin device.
GIS sources by city
A number of cities have GIS and orthography available. Just because a city is listed in this table does not mean the data can be used with OSM, this is a listing of cities, not usable sources.
Table fully updated Jul 2017 by alarobric. Several new datasets are now available under OGL-CA type licenses.
|Metro Vancouver (GVRD)||http://www.metrovancouver.org/data||License unavailable but listed as open. Contacted by alarobric||Park trails, land use across region|
|Burnaby||http://data.burnaby.ca/||OGL(BC) 2.0-equivalent - would need to get a FIPPA statement||2016 10cm orthophotos, LIDAR, waterways, addresses, streets, parks, bike trails, hydrants, etc.|
|City of Langley||Nothing found||One person GIS shop, no manpower (Contacted by Pnorman)|
|Township of Langley||https://data.tol.ca||OGL(BC) 2.0-equivalent - would need to get a FIPPA statement||Orthophotos; Cemetaries, boundaries, land parcels, parks, rail lines, trails|
|Maple Ridge||Nothing found|
|New Westminster||http://opendata.newwestcity.ca/|| Was restrictive (Contacted by Pnorman, not willing to release)
Now OGL-BC 2.0 with names changed to New Westminster. Contacted by alarobric and they added the following to the license. Based on licensing discussion for Vancouver I believe this makes it appropriate for use in OSM. "Please note with reference to the exemptions listed below, all datasets published in the City of New Westminster Open Data collection are released in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of British Columbia."
|Addresses, buildings, business licenses, landuse, neighborhoods, parcels, parks, trails|
|City of North Vancouver||Nothing found|
|District of North Vancouver||http://www.geoweb.dnv.org/data/||OGL(BC) 2.0-equivalent - would need to get a FIPPA statement||Orthography; Address, bike routes, buildings, bus routes and stops, churches, creeks, fences, fields, helipads, islands, lakes, landuse, bins, neighborhoods, playgrounds, parks, postal areas, railways, trails|
|Pitt Meadows||Nothing found|
|Port Coquitlam||Nothing found|
|Port Moody||Nothing found||Contractors only|
|Surrey||http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/658.aspx||OGL(BC) 2.0-equivalent - would need to get a FIPPA statement|| Extensive GIS data, newer orthography now available as well, 2010 40cm orthography in GeoTiff, late 2010 10cm orthography in a slippy map on cosmos
Lots, parks, addresses, etc.
|Tsawwassen First Nation|
|Vancouver||http://vancouver.ca/your-government/open-data-catalogue.aspx||Open Government License (Vancouver) 1.0 - OGL(BC) 2.0-equivalent - requires statement from CoV for use, see pduncan notes: Property Information dataset is cleared for use by CoV||GIS data, 2006-2011 orthophotos (10cm), much other misc data|
|West Vancouver||Nothing found|
|White Rock||http://data.whiterockcity.ca/||OGL(BC) 2.0-equivalent - would need to get a FIPPA statement||Parcel, address, building, parks, bike routes, bus route/stops, landuse, sport facilities, traffic lights, playgrounds, etc.|
University of British Columbia
- There are several mappers at UBC working on adding more detail to the campus (many bike racks and paths).
Yahoo WMS imagery has a significant distortion of up to 50 m in some areas of UBC which has caused problems in the past. The Bing imagery is much better aligned with reality as well as being higher resolution. Most of UBC is accurate on Bing to within 5 m. The "British Columbia Mosaic" imagery is still higher in quality than Bing's in most cases.
A large import form Plant Operations data was made by pnorman in Feb-March 2011.
South campus is currently heavily mapped by cgaspoz (Apr 2011). Use an imagery offset of Easting: -5.286085624756909 / Northing: -0.22160888976934734 for the south campus.
- User:AdamWill/Imports/Vancouver_property_addresses (early proposal)
- Canada:British Columbia:Vancouver/Imports/Building footprints
- BBBike @ Vancouver - a cycle route planner for Vancouver