[Imports] [Imports-us] Address Data Import for Fulton County, Georgia

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu Jan 9 15:59:34 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:28 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> I do not agree. Address points represent immensely valuable
> information in their own right. If there is a separate set of building
> footprints available, the added value of the combined (conflated)
> address + building datasets is big enough that every attempt should be
> made to perform that conflation. But I want to suppress the notion
> that address point data in itself is of of low value.

I agree with Martijn. Addresses add real value to OSM. With an address
node, routing works better, adding POI information is easier, and it aids
disaster recovery work. I'll admit, building outlines look nice and alone
they aid mappers adding POIs and also can be used in disaster recovery
work. So each adds value.

About the disaster recovery work. I had a conversation with a CERT member
last week. He was frustrated using address interpolation to plan for
response efforts. He would love to see address nodes added.


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