[Tagging] RFC: place=neighbourhood

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 13:00:20 BST 2011


(crossposted to talk-us)

On 9/2/2011 3:30 AM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> On 09/01/2011 12:01 AM, Stephen Hope wrote:
>> On 1 September 2011 11:41, Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In the US, the problem is that address place names depend on which post
>>> office serves the area, and there is no freely available accurate data
>>> showing this. Many suburban areas outside Orlando city limits have
>>> Orlando
>>> in the address, and there are some cases where a place in city A uses an
>>> address that is not city A.
>> That's interesting, and a bit weird to me. Here, post offices open,
>> close, move around, merge and split - and it makes no difference to my
>> address.
> I've lived to places in the USA where I could not be called to Jury
> duty... because the Court sent notices based a naive address match, but
> the property was actually in a different jurisdiction.
>
> Note that the USPS recently lost a freedom of information act fight, and
> was forced to share post box data. Perhaps other data can be FOI'ed out
> of them.

As far as I know, FOIA has nothing to do with copyright, and since the 
USPS is not technically part of the government, its data is copyrighted 
by default.



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