[Talk-us] TIGER Addressing Import

Dave Hansen dave at sr71.net
Sat Oct 3 17:27:32 BST 2009


On Sun, 2009-10-04 at 02:24 +1000, John Smith wrote:
> 2009/10/4 Dave Hansen <dave at sr71.net>:
> > 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.
>
> Wouldn't these questions be better going to the import mailing list?

There's an imports list? ;)

-- Dave





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