[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Val Kartchner val42k at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 05:04:36 GMT 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 21:16 -0400, Mike N wrote:
> On 11/1/2011 7:14 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> > But let's discuss: are
> > address imports useful (I say yes, for geocoding and routing they're
> > indispensable), necessary (I say yes, potential OSM data users will
> > want to be able to do these things) and feasible (I say yes, if
> > there's local mappers to oversee it)?
>   I would agree - yes, yes, and yes if the data quality is good enough. 
>    TIGER is not of sufficient quality or precision to import - it is 
> obfuscated to comply with privacy laws, but could be used by an external 
> geocoder to get to the general vicinity.

As long as we have all of the addresses, we could use satellite data to
align them with houses.  Is this the type of data we have in TIGER?

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