[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?
bryce2 at obviously.com
Mon Nov 14 03:45:07 GMT 2011
On 11/10/2011 04:22 AM, Anthony wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Steven Johnson<sejohnson8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Census Bureau, through their partnerships and liaisons with state
>> & local govt, are acutely aware of the need and importance of address data.
>> They are in fact open to finding ways to make the data available and still
>> protect the privacy of individuals. It will likely take a while to get a
>> change in policy, stand up some mechanism to provide data, create protocols
>> for privacy protection, etc. but the fact that they're seriously considering
>> these changes is progress.
Until that happens, I encourage you to look into parcel data. It is
more widely available, and is of very high quality (governments want
Zillow, Redfin and Google are all over this data.
The parcel data is a superset of address data... and (remember that bit
about taxes) far more up to date than TIGER.
NB: In California there is a law that prohibits publication of a public
official's name and address together: many gis departments punt and
remove /all/ name information rather than violate that law, despite the
fact that ownership data and property transfers are public records.
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