[Talk-us] Address data for Miami Florida United States

mangokm40 mangokm40 at protonmail.com
Tue Sep 11 16:13:41 UTC 2018

This is my first post.  Be gentle, if I fail some etiquette test. :)

I was testing the "maps.me" application and noticed address search didn't work.  It turns out it was a data problem.  OSM doesn't have all the addresses for Miami (Dade county), Florida.  This surprised me because our county makes this information available to the public.

The main dataset I thought would be useful can be found here:
As a point feature class, I figure it could be lightweight and allow search for ANY address in the county.  The data can be downloaded in KML or SHP format.  The license link displays this:

"Miami-Dade County provides this data for use "as is". The areas depicted by this map/data are approximate, and are not accurate to surveying or engineering standards. The maps/data shown here are for illustration purposes only and are not suitable for site-specific decision making. Information found here should not be used for making financial or any other commitments. Miami-Dade County provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the sole responsibility of the user. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, correctness and timeliness of materials presented, Miami-Dade County assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, even if Miami-Dade County is advised of the possibility of such damage."

Since we think of Miami as a "global" destination, I thought search address would be valuable to OSM.  Is this something that has
been explored?  Am I wasting my time?

If this is useful, I'll be happy to help.  If I posted to the wrong place, please point to the right place.

Mango, in rainy Miami    (_8'()
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