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Hello Acrosscanadatrails! Welcome to Wikitravel.

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Maps of more Canadian cities sounds awesome! please read through this page for details on converting maps into wikitravel format -- --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 21:32, 18 November 2008 (EST)

Canada WikiMAP book project[edit]

Wondering what wiki site would be best to show the details of this map being made. Would it be appropriate to show the actual pages of the book on this site? So then users can go ahead and update the pages, if they want.

Would that be ok?

Can you give us a link to what you're talking about? Texugo 02:13, 26 November 2008 (EST)
I'm not entirely sure I understand your question, but Wikitravel:How to create a map has information about creating Wikitravel-style maps using OpenStreetMap data. Other useful references include Wikitravel:How to draw a map and Wikitravel:Mapmaking Expedition. -- Ryan • (talk) • 02:14, 26 November 2008 (EST)

Thanks, actually i was just looking at that page. and a look at would help, if you havent seen that already. And yes, having a set of standards would be awesome. (and essential)

Well, to put it simply. Im making a mapbook, which is like the wikitravel guide book, but all it has is the maps (from openstreetmap) showing all of canada, with the zoomed in tourist map shown on the opposite page, showing the route in detail. So it has no discriptions, just shows where things are. .. so imagine a guidebook.. but rip out all the pages which dont have a map on it... collect all those pages, and bring them together, bound as a book. ie. The trans canada trail guidebooks are great to have. .. yet, when using the maps out of them to navigate, it's VERY difficult. I am re-creating those maps which are in the guidebooks, yet making them better, showing the OpenStreetMap cyclemap layer, and including these special wikitravel tags and markers just as it shows on the Use-it maps, and the

So, creating this map book here... on wiki travel site, or should i create it on a google page? and invite collaborators, or a google docs page (and invite colaborators), where i have open collaboration. .. I am using open office Draw to make the outline. So far im just using screen shots, to get an idea of how it should be.


On a similar note, (as above) as I posted to the facebook page, and got directed here "

Hi, I'm making Simple Open Collaboration (anyone can edit) Google 'My Places' Map showing all of the places that are listed in the WikiTravel articles of Interest, & also listing places that I would recommend as related to Across Canada Trails. Can I add an 'external link' on the page to reference it? In the GoogleMap I reference reference back to the said wikiTravel article.

see example:,-116.946373&spn=0.045836,0.110378

Thanks. Sam--Acrosscanadatrails 23:12, 17 October 2011 (EDT)

Hi Sam, I moved your comment to the bottom so people can find it more easily. The "above" discussion you reference is at #Wikimapia. LtPowers 08:16, 18 October 2011 (EDT)

The above message was swept in from the pub. JamesA >talk 04:10, 4 June 2012 (EDT)