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

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Fri Mar 11 22:56:07 GMT 2011


did you do that? I'm curious to look at addresses near me and help import

On 3/2/2011 12:59 PM, Ian Dees wrote:
> 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.
>
> -Ian
>
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Flambeaux at gmail.com 
> <mailto:Flambeaux at gmail.com> <flambeaux at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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 -
>     UNENCUMBERED!
>
>     Cheers!
>
>     Deb Tankersley
>     MapQuest Open Initiative
>     OSM User: hey ok
>
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