[Talk-ca] [Imports] [Talk-us] TIGER considered harmful
kate at maploser.com
Sun Nov 15 23:11:41 GMT 2009
What's wrong with doing automated addressing imports in situations where we
have point level address data? Or are you just referring to not importing
the addressing that is available for the Tiger data?
On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Dave Hansen <dave at sr71.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 14:49 -0800, Dan Putler wrote:
> > The
> > upshot, for a number of US counties you would rather use the county
> > centerline road data rather than TIGER data as the basis of the
> > import.
> That's really good news.
> This is exactly what happened for Massachusetts. They had better data,
> and were willing to get it imported in lieu of TIGER. I think those two
> things are the key:
> 1. Data exists in a form that it can be imported
> 2. There are willing people to do the import
> If we don't have both of those things, it makes sense to skip doing
> something like TIGER and use the local data. But, I think just having
> the data be theoretically available to import should be enough to stop
> an inferior but available set getting imported.
> But, I'm not sure we're going to do any truly automated addressing
> imports in the US, anyway.
> -- Dave
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