[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 19:17:31 GMT 2011

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> Which brings me to the conclusion that there's no point in importing
> TIGER address information.  A geocoder can simply try to find the
> address in OSM, and fall back to TIGER if the address isn't in OSM.
> Then, once the lat/lon is obtained (possibly from the external TIGER
> database), it can simply pass the lat/lon back into OSM for routing
> purposes (possibly along with a warning that TIGER data was used,
> which is quite likely to be be out of date and/or inaccurate.

I believe this is exactly what Nominatim currently does, minus the
"warning" part. So address ranges are already a solved problem. All
we're talking about here is importing *better* address data so that
Nominatim doesn't have to fall back to TIGER.


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