[OSM-talk] Launching OpenAddresses
baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Mar 25 22:14:24 UTC 2014
Am I wrong to assume that this would be considered a potential data source
on a limited scale for folks who wish to do the conflation?
On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not a stupid question at all.
> I decided to collect this stuff outside of OSM for two reasons:
> - An "address data" census is pretty interesting by itself, and
> learning how to find it is useful.
> - Having address data outside of OSM means we can make it more
> liberally licensed for tons of people to use. I don't want to burden the
> amalgamation of data with attribution or share-alike because the source
> data is usually not copyrightable in the first place (at least in the U.S.).
> - The import process for OSM is tedious, long, and a negative
> experience that I didn't want to go through with every municipality in the
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>> Forgive the stupid question, but shouldn't this be in the OSM data?
>> On Mar 25, 2014 4:29 PM, "Ian Dees" <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> As some of you know, I've been working on collecting as much address
>>> data as
>>> possible for the last couple years. I had created a spreadsheet to track
>>> progress for myself and others had contributed their own entries. That
>>> spreadsheet hit more than 300 entries tracking millions of address points
>>> and parcel boundaries.
>>> With the help of awesome people like Travis Pinney, Nick Ingalls, Tom
>>> MacWright, and Alex Barth, this past weekend we released a website and a
>>> data dump with the source data collected into one 1.6GB zip file. Check
>>> out here:
>>> So far, you can add data easily in two ways:
>>> - Submit an issue or pull request to the GitHub repo here:
>>> - Fill out this form here:
>>> It would be supremely cool if you took a minute or two and found address
>>> parcel data in your area and added it to the index here.
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