[OSM-talk] Launching OpenAddresses

Johan C osmned at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 23:21:30 UTC 2014


For those of you interested in more info on the revised PSI directive:
http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/pillar-i-digital-single-market/action-3-open-public-data-resources-re-use


2014-03-28 0:04 GMT+01:00 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:

> Hi,
>
> On 27.03.2014 23:14, Johan C wrote:
> > Yep. Germany is the largest: 40M.
>
> The assumption "one household == one address" is only valid for half of
> these 40 million; the other half lives in building types where several
> households share one address.
>
> Also, I don't share Johan's belief that all of Europe will automatically
> have free address data by July 2015 - to me, the directive seems to
> contain more loopholes than Swiss cheese. But I wouldn't mind to be
> wrong on this one.
>
> Regarding importing such open data into OSM, I'm happy that it can be
> collected and kept in OpenAddresses until such time as a local community
> wants to use it in their mapping. Past import efforts, even when planned
> as a "community import", occasionally had power mappers from hundreds of
> kilometres away import tens of thousands of objects when the plan had
> originally been to have the local community do things in their own time
> - all just to get it over with quickly. OpenAddresses offers the chance
> of taking out this pressure and let mappers import data in *their* local
> area when *they* are ready.
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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