[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?
niceman at att.net
Wed Nov 2 23:20:49 GMT 2011
On 11/2/2011 6:59 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
> for what it's worth, i think Martijn is on precisely the right path here.
> imports go wrong when they're done carelessly and without any quality
> control. it doesn't have to be that way.
I'm not against importing high quality address data, but can see
Frederick's point: Nominatim could be made to search the US in order:
OSM addresses - Public addressing data - TIGER addressing data. OSM
would hold only the most current and accurate addresses. That makes
updating the public and TIGER data sources drop dead simple, and could
be done in 5 minutes.
I have done a number of complete neighborhood address entries in the
past and can confirm Ian's math - complete address survey is not a
I now bother to create OSM addresses only for popular tourist
destinations or where the roads have been reconfigured and a classic GPS
sends you to the wrong location. Combining these manual entries with
public sources would be a good fit to the OSM model.
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