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

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 23:01:26 GMT 2011


I did, but I held off because most of the data wasn't very useful (points in
the middle of the road or in the middle of a field, etc.)

When I get home I can upload the files I have.

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

>  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 <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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