[Talk-us] [OSM-talk] TIGER Addressing Import

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Oct 4 02:31:25 BST 2009


On 3 Oct 2009, at 17:42, Mike N. wrote:
>
>   It needs to follow the road way to some extent, but it might be  
> possible
> to simplify by reducing node count so that it doesn't exactly follow  
> the
> road.   In the samples I have seen, house placement is much  
> different than
> the road path when there is a curve.
>

You might find that it is faster and easier to get lots of people to  
go out there and collect the information, than to try and find a way  
to import the addressing. It is also more fun from a community  
perspective and you might find that the end result is better.

>   A final note, I don't know how much address data already exists in  
> OSM,

If you want to see where there is addressing take a look at the green  
on this map rending.

http://matt.sandbox.cloudmade.com/?lat=37.779399&lng=-122.424774&zoom=11&layer=3

Shaun





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