[OSM-talk] TIGER Addressing Import

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 17:24:23 BST 2009

2009/10/4 Dave Hansen <dave at sr71.net>:
> Is this the most up to date way of keeping addresses?
>        http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/House_numbers/Karlsruhe_Schema
> Well, I have some perl code that will parse the 2007/2008 TIGER data
> files.  My goal is to get the addresses imported into OSM this time
> around.  Here's some ugly sample output of what I have now.
>        http://sr71.net/~dave/osm/tiger/sherman.osm
> I don't need any suggestions on it, I just wanted to show people what I
> have so far.
> Issues:
> * I currently have the way combination code turned off.  This means that
>  OSM ways are represented 1:1 with the TIGER TLIDs.
> * Some multi-segment TIGER roads have only a single address range.
>  Do we create segments for each road segment and evenly divide the
>  addresses?  Or, do we draw a single address segment going from the
>  first to last node?
> And, yes, I saw the 2009 data come out.  I'll make sure my code works
> with it.
> -- Dave
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Wouldn't these questions be better going to the import mailing list?

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