[Talk-ca] [Imports] [Talk-us] TIGER considered harmful
dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Sun Nov 15 23:37:45 GMT 2009
How have the address points been obtained? From OSM users? The Census
Bureau has collected and created a national data set of them in
preparation for the 2010 Census, but for non-disclosure reasons, they
have no intention of releasing them to the public. The next possible
public source of this type of information would be based on county
assessor parcel data, but that is limited to those counties that have
released their parcel data (although, counties that have released
address ranged centerline street data also tend to be the same ones who
released their parcel data).
On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 18:28 -0500, Kate Chapman wrote:
> Understood, I would envision it being a partially manual and partially
> automated process.
> Maybe I'm confused about the address versus road information. I would
> think the address point would be the front door of the building and
> would not be a relation to the road. So the node of the address and
> the way of the road would not be on top of each other.
> Is this incorrect?
> -Kate Chapman
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Dave Hansen <dave at sr71.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 18:11 -0500, Kate Chapman wrote:
> > What's wrong with doing automated addressing imports in
> > where we have point level address data?
> The issue is that it may not line up with the roads at all.
> We also
> need to ensure that we *find* the roads to which it refers to
> that we get the relations done properly.
> If people find a way to do that, it shouldn't be a problem.
> > Or are you just referring to not importing the addressing
> that is
> > available for the Tiger data?
> -- Dave
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia
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