[OSM-talk] Launching OpenAddresses

Paul Johnson 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
>    country.
>
>
> 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
>>> it
>>> out here:
>>>
>>> http://openaddresses.io/
>>>
>>> So far, you can add data easily in two ways:
>>> - Submit an issue or pull request to the GitHub repo here:
>>>    https://github.com/openaddresses/openaddresses
>>> - Fill out this form here:
>>>
>>>
>>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qyep9mxNtYBGV__NOGqJOUEg95-flWJnnD-FEcga0EQ/viewform
>>>
>>> It would be supremely cool if you took a minute or two and found address
>>> or
>>> parcel data in your area and added it to the index here.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> Ian
>>
>>
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