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Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Ottawa - condos being built downtown

Cam is moving to Ottawa so I made a Google Earth .kmz of Ottawa - downtown condos being built (Keyhole BBS).

The data that the websites provide is remarkably crummy. Usually you might get some text buried in a PDF saying where they are going to build, or if you're lucky some tiny fragment of a map with a giant block vaguely near the proposed location.

Now I know the city doesn't officially assign addresses sometimes until the building is underway, but hello, just Google Maps and .kmz the thing. Or say between # and # on XYZ Street. And why is that info so hard to find on your site? You don't want me to know where your building is?

Message to website designers: maps good. Use maps. People like to know where things are.