[Talk-us] suburban superblocks that nobody wants to survey

Reiser, John J. Reiser at rowan.edu
Sat Mar 17 15:20:13 GMT 2012

What about using county or state-wide parcel data for address points?
Centroid of each real property lot. There's many problems with doing this
for a whole state; NJ has many cases of one house sitting on multiple lots
(old subdivisions of 25'x60', later built as 75'x60' or so without
consolidation of the lots) but for newer subdivisions this would work
fine. NJ data is public domain, don't know about other states and counties.

I could dump our address points into OSM format if there's interest.

John Reiser
Campus GIS Specialist
Rowan University 

>Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:34:35 +0700
>From: Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
>To: Rich <richlv at nakts.net>
>Cc: Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>, talk-us at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [Talk-us] suburban superblocks that nobody wants to
>	survey
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>What about actually doing the entry while you are in the car?
>My first job after college was to map every house in a county.  (Wayne
>County, Indiana for those that are curious) The set-up was to use GPS
>with a computer and to map the addresses as you went.  We were already
>starting with the county's master address list, but I don't see how
>this would be different.
>The only entire suburban neighborhood I mapped was my own. Can't say
>it was that much fun, but I'd just get another string of addresses
>everyday on the way to work and enter them that night.  I didn't end
>up with that much data at any one time, but it did take a long time to

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