[Talk-us] TIGER Addressing Import

Dave Hansen dave at sr71.net
Sat Oct 3 17:13:25 BST 2009


Is this the most up to date way of keeping addresses?

	http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/House_numbers/Karlsruhe_Schema

Well, I have some perl code that will parse the 2007/2008 TIGER data
files.  My goal is to get the addresses imported into OSM this time
around.  Here's some ugly sample output of what I have now.

	http://sr71.net/~dave/osm/tiger/sherman.osm

I don't need any suggestions on it, I just wanted to show people what I
have so far.

Issues:
* I currently have the way combination code turned off.  This means that
  OSM ways are represented 1:1 with the TIGER TLIDs.
* Some multi-segment TIGER roads have only a single address range. 
  Do we create segments for each road segment and evenly divide the
  addresses?  Or, do we draw a single address segment going from the
  first to last node?

And, yes, I saw the 2009 data come out.  I'll make sure my code works
with it.

-- Dave





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