[Talk-us] all our addresses are belong to you

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 20:59:09 GMT 2011

Hi All,

I'm planning on converting these to OSM format in the coming hours and
dividing them up into chunks of some size that can be relatively easily
checked by humans.

I'll post to the list and to that page with the chunks later.


On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Flambeaux at gmail.com <flambeaux at gmail.com>wrote:

> MapQuest is providing several address files that contain user-provided
> latitude and longitude locations across the world. Our users provided
> these exact locations to us so that they could be mapped correctly on
> our MapQuest maps.
> There are currently three (3) main files - one for the United States,
> one for Canada and one for Europe.  More information can be found on
> our wiki page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapQuest/Critical_Addresses
> We didn't want to just import these addresses directly into OSM, but
> wanted them to be available to anyone that wanted to have them.  To be
> clear:
> 1. these addresses are user provided
> 2. there is a high degree of ground-truth from these users
> 3. they WANTED to be in the data and be correctly mapped
> 4. we've checked with our lawyers, and yes, you can have them -
> Cheers!
> Deb Tankersley
> MapQuest Open Initiative
> OSM User: hey ok
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