|Local User Group|
|When:||At least once a month has been our goal. More is better:)|
|Where:||So far its been coffee shops around the city. (map)|
|mailing list - archive|
Welcome to Ottawa, Ontario; the National Capital of Canada.
We're a local bunch working hard to improve the surrounding map as well as helping out with Humanitiarn Openstreetmaping (HOT) mapping tasks.
Please see Ontario Province OSM Page.
- 1 Our Group
- 1.1 Mapping Parties/Meetups
- 1.2 Sponsors
- 1.3 Getting Involved
- 1.4 Events
- 1.5 Local Map Edits and Mappers
- 1.6 Links
- 1.7 Ideas/Thoughts
- 1.8 Tasks
- 2 To Be Cleaned Up
- 2.1 Bilingual street names
- 2.2 Status
- 2.3 Arteries
- 2.4 Neighbourhoods
- 2.5 Waterways
- 2.6 Parks and Trails
- 2.7 Public Transport
- 2.8 Points of Interest
- 2.9 Campuses
- 2.10 Other Projects
- 2.11 Crossing the River, Gatineau and Environs
- 2.12 See also
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Latitude: (45.41, Longitude: -75.71|
|Browse Ottawa map|
| External links:
|Use this template for your city|
|OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under the OpenStreetMap License.|
Everyone is welcome!
We're aiming to meet once month a local coffee shop to map, chat and learn/share about Openstreetmap.
We've been using a Meetup group to organize the events and to help get visibility with folks who might not know about Openstreetmap.
- add our osm diary page
Since October 2013, we've been trying to have monthly mapping parties and get togethers about all things Openstreetmap. This is your group, everyone is welcome to come out and share/help others to grow this great local community.
We've also bought the domain name (osmottawa.ca) and set it up to point to the wiki page here:) Easier for folks to remember.
We'd like to thank Track24 for sponsoring the groups meetups. First round of coffees/juices are on us:)
If you'd like to sponsor the groups meetup's, please get in touch with <richardburcher at gmail dot com>.
If you're new to Openstreetmap (we all were at one point :)), I would suggest the following:
- Stop by one of our meetups. We're eager to help you make your first edit!
Find our events on listed on meetup.com here.
Our events are taking place at the Second Cup on 379 Richmond Road in Westboro.
- 26 September 2014 at 1900hr. Details here.
- [ ] To be added.
- Categorize by year and then by date with descriptive title ie. Aug 22 -- Discussed Overpass Turbo API
Local Map Edits and Mappers
- Openstreetmap main map page
- Openstreetmap main wiki page
- Openstreetmap map tags.
- You'll want to bookmark this!
It's always best to start with the mailing lists.
- add mailing links here
- add stackexchange here
- other sites/social media
- add learnosm link
- other documentation/videos
Introduction to Spatial
- MapSchool provides a brief introduction to many of the main topics in spatial/GIS/mapping.
Getting The Data
Openstreetmap is really about the data. What you see rendered on the main map page is but a single representation of the data. Not all tags have been rendered.
These great sites provide data extracts (think cookie cutting the data for a particular area and make it available in numerous formats for consumption).
- add overpass api osm wiki entry link
- add turbo overpass api
- turbo overpass webpage to generate queries and documentation
- add data tools/command line utilities here
- thinking of python/R/osm specific utilities such as osmosis etc
- add gdal/ogr, geogig!
- thinking of python/R/osm specific utilities such as osmosis etc
Viewing The Data
- what viewers ....
Ideas/thoughts on growing community and reaching out to other groups/folks who would find this useful/interesting.
Using the GitHib markdown notation for task completion. Using the [ ] to denote idea is not yet done and [x] to show it's been completed.
- Talk to local Geocacher groups
- [ ] NCR region, the group is called Canada’s Capital Cachers.
- [ ] Others to be added
- [ ] Content of remainder page has not been updated since late 2013. Need to review and clean up.
- [ ] Review all links on page.
- [Add links to sidebar
- [ ] Validation/local mappers/extracts
- [ ] Add mapillary llnk
- clean up [Ontario Province Page.
To Be Cleaned Up
This sections needs to be reviewed and cleaned up. Hasn't been touched since 2013:(
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:
See also http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/bylaw/a_z/municipal_addressing_en.html which is the authority
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.
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??
Mapped from the 417 split out to Trim Road in both directions. Missing on and off ramps at most locations.
Reference: List of bridges in Ottawa
All bridges are separate ways except where noted in the table as being "via" another road.
- R = railway
- V = motorvehicle
- T = train
- B = bus
- Grey entries have not been mapped yet
|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||
|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||
|Heron Road Bridge||V||see above|
|Hog's Back Road||V||see above|
These are roads dividing neighborhoods.
- Carling (80%?)
- Airport Parkway
Neighbourhood mapping state. List from Wikipedia:List_of_Ottawa_neighbourhoods.
|Centre Town West|
|Old Ottawa East||90%||
|Old Ottawa South||30%||
|East of Downtown||Castle Heights|
|Viscount Alexander Park|
|South of Downtown||Airport-Uplands|
|Hunt Club Chase|
|Hunt Club Estate|
|Hunt Club Woods|
|West of Downtown||Bel-Air Heights|
|Queensway Terrace North|
| Further West of Downtown
(The former city of Nepean)
Kanata and surrounding communities, west of Highway 416.
- Bell's Corner
- Lynwood Village
- Morgan's Grant (Kanata)
- Shirley's Brook (Kanata)
- Bridlewood (Kanata)
- Emerald Meadows (Kanata)
- Katimavik (Kanata)
- 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)
Orleans and surrounding communities, east of the Hichway 416/16 split.
- Orleans (community names??)
- Blackburn Hamlet
- Barhaven (community names??)
- Old Barhaven
- Cedar Hill Estates
- Orchard Estates
- Riverside South
- Manotick Station
These are way down the list but if you happen to be driving around...
- North Gower
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)
ultimate, soccer, hockey arenas, etc.
Urban Path System
- Trains to Montreal and Toronto (VIA Rail)?
- Abandoned trackways?
- Bus routes
Points of Interest
University of Ottawa
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
- also the myriad trails for bike, cross-country, and hiking