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Canary Islands, Spain
latitude: 28.2, longitude: -15.9
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Canary Islands is a region in Spain at latitude 28° 12′ 0″ North, longitude 15° 54′ 0″ West.

The Canary Islands are a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean west of Africa. They are a Autonomous Community of Spain and consist of two provinces (Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Province)). For more details see the Wikipedia article.


Boundaries

The boundary relation is Relation 349048 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx). It has wikipedia tags for WIWOSM.

Mapping of the Canary Islands

Island Map Province High res. Grafcan images (see Ortofotos de Grafcan) Users involved in work Status Note
Tenerife OSM map Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Province) March-May 2012 Envite, javiersanp All main roads are present.
Gran Canaria OSM map Las Palmas March-May 2012 Jonay All main roads are present, few residential streets have complete info
Lanzarote OSM map Las Palmas January 2013 All main roads are present.
La Palma OSM map Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Province) March-May 2012 Maik All main roads are present.
La Gomera OSM map Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Province) March-May 2012 Mapped.
El Hierro OSM map Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Province) March-May 2012 wicking roads mapped, many small roads have no names yet, most buildings missing (November 2013)
Fuerteventura OSM map Las Palmas December 2012-January 2013 All main roads are present. including island of Lobos
La Graciosa OSM map Las Palmas January 2013 mapped close to Lanzarote

Cities

According to Normalización#Núcleos de población to tag with place=city a place must have a population of at least 100,000 people or be the capital of the Province. There are only two cities in Canary Island that match these conditions: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Both are co-capital of the Autonomus Community.

Note that places like Telde or La Laguna have a population below 100,000 (in the town) although the full municipality is above this amount (see Normalización/town and Normalización/village).

Population

Population data was updated to 2009 with ES:NGMEP.

Hiking

Full list of signmarked hiking paths in WikiProject_Spain/Senderismo/Canarias

Potential data sources

See Spain Potential Datasources#Canarias section.

Nearby mapper conventions

Related projects

ES:Bienes de Interés Cultural en Canarias