[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Wed Nov 2 19:33:30 GMT 2011

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 which is quite likely to be be out of date and/or inaccurate.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.
Oh it does? Neat, I did not know that!

martijn van exel
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