Viajero Perdido

Mapper since: September 28, 2014

Mapper who focuses on western Alberta, my playground.

Among other things, I repair damage from CanVec/GeoBase imports. It’s awful quality data, just horrible, decades out of date. Trails especially; they look like they were cribbed from David Thompson journal entries. We have better technologies now for mapping. Please STOP importing this garbage.

I’m (ahem) especially thinking of you, *** ****, who deleted my hand-edited rivers (which were based on satellite imagery), and those of at least one other prolific contributor, to clear the way for an update with supposedly “up to date” (but actually prehistoric) CanVec 10 data. (Can you find the river-under-a-road that triggered this rant?) I’m not sure if the other contributor, a European I think, even knows his hard work has been wiped out. BTW, I’ve brushed up on the vandalism-detection tools. Do that to me again, and I’ll notice a lot sooner than a year later.

CanVec 10 is garbage. Please understand that.

Currently (September 2017) I’m nearing the end of a long-running project to add forest in west-central Alberta to fill the existing gap, generally in a swath from Whitecourt south to Hwy #1. As part of this, I’ve been reclassifying roads-to-nowhere from tertiary (massive import error) to unclassified in an ad-hoc manner as I see them. Eventually I’ll go through Osmose and fix the roads I missed. Please be patient; this is a huge project.