[OSM-talk] Launching OpenAddresses

Johan C osmned at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 20:34:59 UTC 2014

2014-03-27 2:41 GMT+01:00 Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>:

> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 7:24 PM, Johan C <osmned at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Open data initiatives will help in acquiring address data: for  example
>> by July 2015 close to 200 million addresses in the EU will be available for
>> OSM because of a change in the national laws.
> What do you base those numbers on?
> Cheers

1. Change of law in all EU countries by July 2015 according to Directive
2013/37/EU of the European Parliament of 26 June 2013 amending Directive
2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information: "By 18 July 2015,
Member States shall adopt and publish the laws, regulations and
administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They
shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.  They shall apply those
measures from 18 July 2015."

2. Number of households in the EU:
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