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

Rihards richlv at nakts.net
Tue Sep 11 16:22:44 UTC 2018

On 2018.09.11. 19:13, mangokm40 wrote:
> 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:
> https://gis-mdc.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/address-with-condo
> 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?

Hi and thank you for such a thoughtful email - and for your attention to

It looks like what you have quoted is more like a liability clause than
a full licence. Do they have more on the licence? Or is it PD because of
higher regulation?

> 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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