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

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 17:46:00 BST 2009


On 13 Oct 2009, at 9:20 , SteveC wrote:

> Dave - super awesome.
>
> As I said on IRC the other week, but I'll repeat here for all - I
> think dumping the addressing for all 3,000 counties and then letting
> people import them one by one will be the best way to do it.
>

yes this is the best way to get as many mappers as possible involved.  
check for errors ...

> Another random thought - should the addressing ways be one long way
> with two nodes per block, or lots of two node ways? My immediate
> preference is for the former...?
>
> Also - the ways will be deplaced 90 degress to the road centerline to
> push them to the edge of the road I assume - but you also need to
> 'pull in' the end nodes too so they are not laying on top of the cross
> streets at each end, if you see what I mean?
>
> Yours &c.
>
> Steve
>
>
> On 3 Oct 2009, at 09:13, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> 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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