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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Latitude: (45.41, Longitude: -75.71
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Ottawa is a city in Ontario, Canada at latitude 45° 24′ 36″ North, longitude 75° 42′ 36″ West.

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This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to the city of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.

Ottawa is the National Capital of Canada

Bilingual street names

The majority of streets in Ottawa are tagged with name=XXXX street therefore

Please tag roads in the city of Ottawa with:

  • name:fr=rue XXXX
  • name=XXXX Street

A rule set for Maperitive is available that displays the French version of the street name.

properties map-background-color : #F1EEE8 map-background-opacity : 1 map-sea-color : #B5D0D0 font-weight : bold font-family : Verdana Bold text-halo-width : 25% text-halo-opacity : 0.75 text : name:fr

Do not abbreviate street endings. Note that the French equivalent of an English street type is USUALLY as follows:

  • English=French
  • Avenue=avenue
  • Boulevard=boulevard
  • Burn=
  • Circle=cercle
  • Court=cour
  • Crescent=croissant
  • Drive=promenade
  • Driveway=promenade
  • Gate=porte
  • Grove=bois
  • Heights=plat
  • Key=
  • Lane=ruelle
  • Mews=
  • Parkway=promenade
  • Place=place
  • Private=
  • Road=chemin
  • Square=
  • Street=rue
  • Terrace=terrace
  • Walk=cours
  • Way=voie

See also http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/bylaw/a_z/municipal_addressing_en.html which is the authority

Status

The coverage of Ottawa is fairly complete. Much of the content has come from Canvec, but there is also original content from various contributors.

Major construction projects

The LRT construction needs to be tracked in OSM. In particular, the long-term ramp closures should be reflected in the map.

Arteries

Highway 417, Queensway

This is fairly well mapped in both directions as one-way ways. Off and on ramps are largely missing. (These should be tagged as below)

On-ramp example
* k="highway", v="motorway_link"
* k="name", v="Highway 417 Eastbound" 
Off-ramp example
* k="highway", v="motorway_link"
* k="name", v="Sparks Street"
* k="ref", v="Exit 123 / Sparks Street"
When ramps split / merge use more-specific descriptions where applicable

Mapped west to construction in Arnprior. Mapped all the way to Montreal in the east bound direction.

Highway 416, Veterans Memorial

Mapped south bound only (Oct 28th, 2006), except for the northernmost section that joins up with the 417.

Noted that the coastline along the seaway crossing includes the bridge crossing to the US at the end of the 416, where it joins the 401 as a land bridge. Its a big bridge, but not that big! The coastline is an automatically loaded coastline. If we fix it will it simply be unfixed at some point??

Highway 17

Mapped from the 417 split out to Trim Road in both directions. Missing on and off ramps at most locations.

Bridges

Reference: List of bridges in Ottawa

All bridges are separate ways except where noted in the table as being "via" another road.

  • Type:
    • R = railway
    • V = motorvehicle
    • T = train
    • B = bus
  • Grey entries have not been mapped yet
Bridges
Waterway Name Type* Connecting Notes
Ottawa River OCRR R Vydon Acres, Quebec Pontiac-Station, Quebec
Champlain Bridge V Island Park Drive, Westboro Place Samuel-de-Champlain, Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec NCC owned.
Prince of Wales Bridge R Bayview Hull, Gatineau, Quebec
Chaudière Bridge V Booth Street, Lebreton Flats Rue Eddy, Hull
Portage Bridge V Wellington Street, Lebreton Flats Boulevard Maisonneuve, Hull


Interprovincial (Alexandra) Bridge V St. Patrick Street and Murray Street, Lower Town Boulevard St-Laurent, Hull
Macdonald-Cartier Bridge V King Edward Avenue, Lower Town Autoroute de la Gatineau (Autoroute 5), Hull Done, Quebec bound only
Rideau River Sussex Drive V Lower Town New Edinburgh via Sussex Drive
Minto Bridges V King Edward, Lower Town Union Street, New Edinburgh
St. Patrick Bridge V St. Patrick Street, Lower Town Beechwood Avenue, Vanier
Cummings Bridge V Rideau Street, Sandy Hill Montreal Road, Vanier
Hurdman Bridge V Sandy Hill Eastway Gardens via the Queensway, Highway 417.
Pedestrian bridge P Algonquin College's (former) Rideau Campus, Ottawa East Hurdman Park
Transitway B Lees Transitway Station Hurdman Transitway Station.
G. McIlraith Bridge V Main Street, Old Ottawa South Smyth Road, Alta Vista.
Billings Bridge V Old Ottawa South Alta Vista via Bank Street
G. Dunbar Bridge V Carleton University Riverside Park via Bronson Avenue
O-Train bridge T Carleton stop Confederation stop
Heron Road Bridge V Baseline Road, Courtland Park Heron Road, Alta Vista Also crosses the Rideau Canal
Hog's Back Road V Rideau View Riverside Park
  • via Hog's Back Road
  • Owned by the NCC
  • Also crosses over the Rideau Canal
  • Partly mapped?
OCRR Railway Bridge V Merivale Mooney's Bay
Michael J. E. Sheflin Bridge V Clearview Airport-Uplands via Hunt Club Road
Nicolls Island Road V Nicolls Island The mainland in Gloucester
Bridge Street V Bridge Street, Manotick Mitch Owens Road, Osgoode
Regional Road 6 V Connects Roger Stevens Drive, Kars Snake Island Road, Osgoode
Highway 416 V Reevcraig Sabourins Crossing
Regional Road 44 V Becketts Landing Kemptville
Burritts Rapids Bridge V Donnelly Drive, Burritts Rapids County Road 22, North Grenville
West Branch of the Rideau River Barnsdale Road V Nepean Manotick
Bridge Street V Downtown Manotick Long Island duplicate of Bridge st, above?
Rideau Canal Plaza Bridge V Wellington Street, Centre Town Rideau Street, By Ward Market
Mackenzie King Bridge V Albert and Slater Streets, Centre Town Waller Street, Sandy Hill The transitway also uses this bridge
Laurier Bridge V Centre Town University of Ottawa via Laurier Avenue.
Pedestrian Bridge V Centre Town Ottawa University Campus Transitway Station
Queensway V Glebe and Centretown Old Ottawa East via Highway 417.
Pretoria Bridge V Elgin Street, Glebe Hawthorne Avenue, Old Ottawa East This is a Lift bridge
Bank Street Bridge V Glebe Old Ottawa South
Bronson Avenue V Glebe Carleton University
Rail tunnel T Carleton station Carling station
  • just west of Dows Lake
  • Used by O-Train
Heron Road Bridge V see above
Hog's Back Road V see above

Primary Roads

These are roads dividing neighborhoods.

  • Carling (80%?)
  • Bank
  • Main
  • Bronson
  • Airport Parkway
  • others?

Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood mapping state. List from Wikipedia:List_of_Ottawa_neighbourhoods.

Central

Central Neighborhoods
Area Neighborhood  % Notes Area Boundaries
Downtown Byward Market
Centre Town
Centre Town West
Downtown 5%
  • Need to photo street signs.
Glebe 5%
  • Need to photo street signs.
Old Ottawa East 90%
  • Need to photo street signs.
  • Missing a few lane ways, north of the queensway & rideau gardens, SW of main
  • St. Paul's grounds / parks
  • Immaculata grounds
  • community churchs
    • Calvary Baptist Church
    • Holy Canadian Martyrs
    • Peace Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church
    • Wesley United Church
    • Holy Ghost Portuguese Community Centre
    • Church of the Ascension
    • Sainte-Famille / Sagrada familia
Old Ottawa South 30%
  • Need to photo street signs. (some done on the initial bike ride)
Lebreton Flats
  • Need to update for recent construction.
Lowertown 0%
  • North of Sandy hill (N of Rideau, East of King Edward)
Sandy Hill 80%
  • Need to photo street signs.
  • All streets west of King Edward were missed. (UofO, and roads north of)
East of Downtown Castle Heights
Finter Quarries
Forbes
Lees Avenue
Lindenlea
Manor Park
New Edinburgh
Rockcliffe Park
Overbrook
Vanier
Viscount Alexander Park
South of Downtown Airport-Uplands
Alta Vista
Billings Bridge
Confederation Heights
Eastway Gardens
Ellwood
Hawthorne Meadows
Heron Gate
Hunt Club
Hunt Club Chase
Hunt Club Estate
Hunt Club Woods
Mooney's Bay
Riverside Park
Riverview
Sheffield Glen
South Keys
West of Downtown Bel-Air Heights
Bel-Air Park
Braemar Park
Britannia
Britannia Bay
Carlington
Civic Hospital
Copeland Park
Courtland Park
Glabar Park
Hampton Park
Highland Park
Hintonburg
Kenson Park
Lincoln Heights
McKellar Heights
McKellar Park
Mechanicsville
Michelle Heights
Ottawa West
Queensway Terrace North
Queensway
Redwood
Rideau View
Tunney's Pasture
  • Needs some updating for new parking regime.
Westboro 10%
  • Need to photo street signs.
  • Missing some privates N of transitway, E of churchhill
Whitehaven
Woodroffe North
Further West of Downtown
(The former city of Nepean)
Arbeatha Park
Arlington Woods
Barrhaven
Bayshore
Bell's Corners
Borden Farm
Boyce
Briar Green
Carleton Heights
Cedarhill Estates
Centrepointe 75%
  • Need to photo street signs.
  • Do outside the Centrepointe loop, inside is now mapped.
  • Do centrepointe park foot paths, pond, path to transitway & skate park
  • (Note when comparing vs. google maps that the new developement west of centrepointe is missing... yeah for something not of duplicated effort!)
City View
Clearview
Country Place
Craig Henry
Crestview
Crystal Bay
Crystal Beach
Davidson Heights
Fallowfield
Fisher Glen
Fisher Heights
Fraservale
Graham Park
Grenfell Glen
Hearts Desire
Hillsdale
Jockvale
Knollsbrook
Leslie Park
Longfields
Lynwood Village
Manordale
Meadowlands
The Meadows
Merivale Gardens
Navaho
Nepean
Orchard Estates
Parkwood Hills
Pheasant Run
Pineglen
Qualicum
Rideau Glen
Rocky Point
Ryan Farm
Shirleys Bay
Skyline
Tanglewood
Trend Village
Twin Elm
Westcliffe Estates

West

Kanata and surrounding communities, west of Highway 416.

  • Bell's Corner
  • Lynwood Village
  • Kanata
  • Morgan's Grant (Kanata)
  • Shirley's Brook (Kanata)
  • Bridlewood (Kanata)
  • Emerald Meadows (Kanata)
  • Katimavik (Kanata)
  • Stittsville
  • Carp (West Carleton)
  • Dunrobin (West Carleton)
  • Constance Bay (West Carleton)
  • Fitzroy Harbour (and provincial park) (West Carleton)
  • Galetta (West Carleton)
  • Kinburn (West Carleton)
  • McLaren's Landing (West Carleton)
  • Shepherd's Grove (West Carleton)

East

Orleans and surrounding communities, east of the Hichway 416/16 split.

  • Orleans (community names??)
  • Blackburn Hamlet

South

  • Barhaven (community names??)
  • Old Barhaven
  • Stonehaven
  • Cedar Hill Estates
  • Orchard Estates
  • Riverside South
  • Manotick Station

Surrounding Communities

These are way down the list but if you happen to be driving around...

  • Navan
  • Greely
  • Cumberland
  • Metcalfe
  • Osgoode
  • Cars
  • North Gower
  • Others...

Waterways

The river and canals need to be added. I haven't managed to get the landsat plugin for josm working. With that it should be fairly easy to do...

Parks and Trails

A list of all parks in Ottawa is available at http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/parks_recreation/parks/locations/all_locations_en.html

this needs to be transcribed here (or into its own page) so we can track which parks have been mapped.

All paths within an Ottawa park should be considered multi use ie cycling permitted unless signed cycles prohibited. This follows a conversation with an Ottawa city official about why some paths in parks where marked down as cycle in their cycle map and other identical ones weren't. The signage on the paths was the same.

Please tag NCC and Ottawa City cycle paths as highway=path, foot=yes, bicycle=yes

Please tag signed cycle routes as bicycle=designated

Please tag paved hard shoulders as shoulder:access:bicycle=yes shoulder:surface=paved

There are rule sets available to render these correctly in Maperitive etc.


(see also: Gatineau, below)

Sports Fields

ultimate, soccer, hockey arenas, etc.

Urban Path System

  • canal
  • others?

Public Transport

  • O-train
  • Trains to Montreal and Toronto (VIA Rail)?
  • Abandoned trackways?
  • Bus routes

Points of Interest

Campuses

The Reading University map created by TomChance is really beautiful...

University of Ottawa

Carleton University

Algonquin College

Other Projects

There are numerous validation errors on the map as it stands. They show up in JOSM if you download a piece of the map, then click on the Validation button at the bottom of the Validation window on the right of the window. There are also other tools available. I (TomT5454) have begun a project to clean up as much as possible, leaving most of the rest for investigation. Typical of the latter: missing power poles, culverts, bridges, or nothing where waterways cross highways, etc. I propose to move in manageably-sized chunks .06 degrees wide east-to-west and .04 degrees high north-to-south. Starting chunk was at the northwest corner of the area to be covered. People are welcome to join in this effort. People can coordinate either by sending me an E-mail identifying the chunk they are taking and a subsequent note when they are finished, or updating this Wiki directly.

  • N 45.44 to 45.40, W 75.98 to 75.92 done 2012-12-02. Some water-road crossings need checking to see if a culvert is present.
  • N 45.44 to 45.40, W 75.92 to 75.86 sort of done 2012-12-02. Aylmer administrative boundaries still embed segments of other objects. Need new administrative boundaries, given that Aylmer is now part of Gatineau. Need surveys to pick up road names, ensure correct placement of some neighbourhoods.
  • N 45.44 to 45.40, W 75.86 to 75.80 and 75.80 to 75.74 done 2012-12-16. Most common problem was roads terminating on area boundaries. On Ottawa side, some duplication between Canvec 6 and Canvec 7.

Crossing the River, Gatineau and Environs

  • Ferry Crossing from Fitzroy Harbour, ON to Quyon PQ

Roadways

Gatineau Park

  • also the myriad trails for bike, cross-country, and hiking


See also


WikiProject Canada Ontario