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

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Fri Mar 11 23:05:59 GMT 2011


huh...

please do, would be fun to look

On 3/11/2011 3:01 PM, Ian Dees wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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
>>     <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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