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Information Update ?

Most of the sections are out-of-date, updates are required. Instead of duplicating information, the “Importing government data” section should link to appropriate wiki pages (e.g. Potential Datasources, Import/Catalogue, Import/Guidelines), including those described in “Open Data” section. The Import projects should also be moved to appropriate wiki pages and replaced by a link to these pages. I will make the changes if no one complains :-)

Trans Canada Trail

Why is the TCT to be mapped as a regional cycle network (NCN), when it is a national trail? Michael Z. 2012-08-13 20:20 z

It looks like in practice, the TCT is mapped as an NCN. I will update the page. Michael Z. 2013-09-28 19:09 z
What page (wiki?) is being spoken of here? Is there a TCT wiki, or only the section in this wiki? As the coordinator of the WikiProject_U.S._Bicycle_Route_System, speaker at national conferences on the topic and consultant to other international bicycle-oriented OSM volunteers, I have mapped and agree that the TCT should continue to be mapped as province-wide relations tagged route=bicycle + network=ncn, as TCT is a national bicycle route. It is also a "national trail" as Mzajac asserts above, so there should also be a hiking route (perhaps with identical elements as the bicycle route) tagged as route=hiking + network=nwn. Of course, it is possible for member elements to be tagged differently, where (for example) a way might be tagged highway=cycleway + foot=yes (bicycles "preferred," hikers OK) and included in both relations, or it may be highway=footway + bicycle=yes (hikers "preferred," bicycles OK) and again, included in both relations. A useful rendering is here. Stevea (talk) 20:50, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Saints in street names in Ontario


I have started a discussion about "St." in street names like "St. Clair Avenue" on the talk-ca mailing list. I am suggesting that contrary to current practice in Toronto (at least), it should not be expanded to "Saint Clair" if city documents and other official sources do not expand it. Please see for the message including some reasoning and examples, and follow links in for responses. Please feel free to respond on the mailing list or here, I can forward your comments here to mailing list if you wish.

Thanks. --Jarek Piórkowski (talk) 17:32, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Removing "WikiProject" prefix

Hi, I am Daniel, from Spain. I would like to change the name of the wiki pages related to the Canada mapping project to remove the "Wikiproject" prefix following the pages name conventions.

The name of the pages related to the Canada mapping project would be "Canada" (name of place) instead of "Wikiproject Canada", as recommended by the wiki conventions. It is a change that I have already made in United States, Spain, and all Spanish-speaking countries on this Wiki, consulting with their communities beforehand. Hard work but good results.

I could make the necessary changes, no problem, and also add the Country template to the Canada project page, although this change is optional.

Do you like the idea? Thank you! --Dcapillae (talk) 17:29, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

The comments on the mailing list and the OSMCanada Slack group are positive. I will make the necessary changes to remove the prefix "WikiProject" from the pages related to the Canada mapping project next week. Thank you for your comments! --Dcapillae (talk) 12:30, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Provincial maritime borders

In most of Canada, provincial borders at sea are only slightly offshore. This makes sense since Canadian territorial waters are federal jurisdiction. But there seems to be an exception for Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (relation 8402197), north of PEI. Quebec's border swoops out to capture it, putting a large portion of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence within Quebec borders (southeast portion of relation 61549). Was this intentional, or should Quebec's borders be turned into a multi-polygon with the islands as an exclave? --Arctic.gnome (talk) 16:44, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Seeing no comments, I'm going to shrink Quebec's maritime borders to match other provinces. --Arctic.gnome (talk) 16:37, 4 February 2020 (UTC)