[Imports] Portland, OR building and address import
gdt at ir.bbn.com
Thu Dec 4 01:14:57 UTC 2014
Darrell Fuhriman <darrell at garnix.org> writes:
> One open question for me, which we I would appreciate guidance on, is
> whether or not to import address points for each unit number in a
> building, where we have them. Right now, we are not planning to, but
> it would be easy to change things to add them.
A few disjointed thoughts:
What are people who are hand-editing addresses doing? What's the
best practice in manual mapping? (You should follow suit.)
Addresses are useful for many purposes, but it seems the most
important is "find me a route to address X", with the most important
subcase being possible use by emergency services. If it would help
that use case to add multiple points, maybe you should.
I have seen a condo complex where there are 4 clusters, each of which
has 2-3 buildings, and there is one street address. Cluster 1 has
building 1 with units 1-6, building 2 with 7-12, and cluster 2 has 3
buildings of 6, and so on. Clusters are in different sub-driveways.
So for routing or 911, one definitely wants address points somehow
that let you get to Unit #35. That might be 6 points with no real
geographic relevant to each other all clustered near one building with
those 6 units.
What does your data look like in particular cases, especially ones that
might match my last question?
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