The Australian Government has entered into an agreement with PSMA Australia Limited (PSMA) to release one of the most requested ubiquitous, high-value datasets to the economy, PSMA’s Geo-coded National Address File (G-NAF), and their Administrative Boundaries datasets. In today’s digitally …

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to create a better way for the public to figure out what addresses are accurate. (Pixabay) The Transportation Department is in the very early stages of trying to build the first publicly accessible …

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ODI Associate Peter Wells shares his thoughts on why putting the right data infrastructure in place will help Ireland’s new postcode system, Eircode, meet Ireland’s needs in the future Addresses are a core and fundamental asset for any country. CC …

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You’ll remember that sooner or later the objective of my research this year is to run a crowdsourcing exercise aimed at producing a set of addresses I am missing, testing some of the typical dynamics of such an initiative, such …

Southampton addresses coverage through open sources Read more »

We’ve done a lot of couting in the last few days, trying to measure the size of the problem of creating an open dataset of addresses for the UK. What we did not calculate yet, though, is: – how many …

Addresses: what to derive from published sources, what to produce through crowdsourcing Read more »

It’s getting interesting, isn’t it? There’s an Office for National Statistics open dataset prosaically called “Postcodes (Enumeration) (2011) to output areas (2011) to lower layer super output areas (2011) to middle layer super output areas (2011) to local authority districts …

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In the last few days we’ve been exploring the size of the OLAF problem, starting from small, more manageable geographic entities and wondering first how many addresses we would find in one town and then how many postcodes. What’s the …

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… and how many addresses in that postcode, for what matters 🙂 After discussing the volume of addresses we expect to find in one town, we need to do something similar for postcodes. This post builds on the other work …

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When you call 911 in an emergency, you expect responders to be able to find you. That the system might stumble trying to translate your address into the geospatial coordinates doesn’t occur to you for even a moment.  Nor should …

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Question How relevant retired postcodes are to the use of the addresses we find in Land Registry’s Price Paid (LRPP) data? Answer First of all, what do we call “active” postcodes? As Ordnance Survey’s open data is central to OLAF, …

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