[Talk-us] Address Standard

Lord-Castillo, Brett BLord-Castillo at stlouisco.com
Wed Aug 11 14:27:34 BST 2010

In the midst of all this discussion of prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, and directions...
I just want to point out that the federal address standard has passed through the public comment period and is now in committee review. It is expected to become a federal regulation in early 2011.
This is a federal address -data- standard encompassing the required government formats for address data for all possible address formats used in the United States and US territories. The USPS has already developed a new address profile to conform to this standard (basically a extension to ISO 19106 and Publication 28). The Census has signed on as well, and the next version of TIGER will likely implement the FGDC proposal.
The standard is presented as a tag based model expressed in xml. It would probably be a serious mistake to ignore it. It actually directly addresses (in address data content) all of the issues that are getting hashed over here, and quite a few that have not been brought up yet (like dual and quad number addresses).

Brett Lord-Castillo
Information Systems Designer/GIS Programmer
St. Louis County Police
Office of Emergency Management
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Chesterfield, MO 63017
Office: 314-628-5400
Fax: 314-628-5508
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