[Imports] Import of addresses in Poland

Dariusz Bączkowski dariusz.baczkowski at esyscoder.pl
Tue Feb 4 20:42:25 UTC 2014

On 04.02.2014 21:36, Saikrishna Arcot wrote:
> I think some addresses /do/ show on the rendered map at the highest zoom
> level on the OpenStreetMap website.

Yes, imported data.

People in US are confused: no address on map but Nominatim founds it,
because it uses TIGER. There is no way to verify them just by walking
with map in your hand. I saw many questions on forum/help sites about
that when I was preparing our own instance of Nominatim.

> On 02/04/2014 03:27 PM, Dariusz Bączkowski wrote:
>> On 04.02.2014 20:52, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On 04.02.2014 20:44, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>>> So, when I get time to work on my proposal again, I'm going to look at
>>>> the possibilities for providing the same data not directly within OSM,
>>>> but in geocoding layers that are commonly associated with OSM.
>>>> Of course, naturally, I wonder if there are standards/conventions for
>>>> this.
>>> There aren't standards but there's a precursor - Nominatim actually
>>> contains code to convert US TIGER address data into an OSM file and
>>> then, in a second step, import that OSM file into its local database in
>>> addition to the "proper" OSM data. I think there's also code that makes
>>> sure that house numbers in OSM take precedence to the "background" TIGER
>>> data.
>>> I think it is probably not impossible to have a repository of ready-made
>>> OSM files with house numbers for various areas, and anyone setting up
>>> Nominatim could select the files for whatever areas they're interested
>>> in. I don't know however if this would require a clever way to deal with
>>> node ID ranges to avoid clashes.
>> What about address visibility on OSM data generated maps/tiles?
>> Without does being visible on map no one can verify them.
>> Verification is way easier and anyone can do it in his city just walking
>> with map showings on his phone. No JOSM editing proficiency necessary.
>> Then they can write on forum or talk-pl (they do that for everything now
>> anyway).
>> For now all imports in Poland had positive verification and we should
>> have all Poland imported.
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