[Imports] [Imports-us] Durham County, North Carolina Address Import

James Umbanhowar jumbanho at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 19:16:25 UTC 2018

Importing these addresses may be useful, but the current proposal does
not look ready to go, yet.  

There doesn't appear to be any plan to conflate the data with existing
osm objects.  There are many existing buildings and POIs in the data
base and you will need to find some way to add addresses to existing
buildings, merge addresses with existing POI's, and remove duplicate

In addition, there are some spatial issues with addresses, especially
multiple addresses in an apartment complex where they are laid out in
grid, rather than at a specific location.

I haven't done a complete examination of the data/plan, but these two
major issues stick out already.


On Tue, 2018-07-10 at 13:58 -0400, Leif Rasmussen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am now planning a third address import in North Carolina.  The
> import will include 140,000 addresses in Durham County, North
> Carolina USA.  I will follow the same procedure as the Orange County
> Address Import to avoid import disasters.  The import will take place
> next weekend.  If anyone has any concerns, please let me know!  As
> always, I am open to discussing anything at all!
> Wiki Page: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Durham_County_North_Ca
> rolina_Address_Import
> Transformed Data: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WbjwEvvIcqA
> G_K1O2q0g1jansczWFlBi
> Also, I am currently waiting for a reply from the Chatham County GIS
> department.  I could not find the license for the addresses on their
> website, so I sent them an email asking about it.  As soon as I am
> 100% sure that I can legally import the Chatham County addresses, I
> will add them.  I am pretty sure that the addresses are Public
> Domain, but if anyone can find the license on the website (https://gi
> sopendata-
> chathamncgis.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/7f7881ca05a94fa1ac6fe618e84
> fb725_0), please let me know!  The license is all I need now to
> import the 40,000 addresses.  This is a separate import from the
> Durham County Address Import, which uses the Open Database License
> 1.0.
> Thank you,
> Leif Rasmussen
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