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Business locations, map errors, address errors – interesting article

I ran across this blog post – for those of you who deal with addresses and maps the deep dive into various address issues is interesting …



URISA Recommends the addition of Address data as a national Framework Theme

URISA, a national organization, recently recommended that the Federal Government add an eighth framework data theme to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). This would, if adopted, cause a federal agency to take responsibility for doing this nationally (like the USGS does for Elevation data).

It’s a great idea.

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First International Geocoding Conference

I wanted to pass this along – it looks like a very good event, and it is being organized by Dan Goldberg from USC, who is a local geocoding expert.

It’s local here in Redlands, CA and it’s FREE!


The University of Southern California and Esri are collaborating to hold the First International […]

Good article about updating 911 systems with better data

The County began maintaining its own GIS address data back in 2000. In its current iteration, the system to maintain it, the Countywide Address Management System (CAMS). has managed to achieve very good accuracy rates of over 99% of source data, but as the article forwarded to me from Glendale shows, I am thinking that […]

House Numbering Systems in Los Angeles

I was looking for geocoding in LA County, and came across a paper by Peter Fonda-Bonardi (the County’s acknowledged expert in Addressing). Click here to see the paper

The first paragraph (written in 1994):

The County of Los Angeles (LAC) and its adjacent public agencies use at least sixty (60) different house numbering […]

OpenAddress.org Beta site

I checked this site (http://openaddresses.org/)out. It looks like a good interface, but they aren’t ready yet. They only appear to have data in Paris.

A new resource is now online and rolling out at openaddresses.org – simply put, the resource boasts “OpenAddresses is a web portal for the management of Open Source worldwide localized […]

FGDC invites comment on draft U.S. Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard

Thanks Joel Myhre for passing this along.

Access the FGDC website


The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a public review of the draft United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard. The United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard covers data content, data classification, data exchange, and […]

Parcel-accurate ZIP Code Boundary Update Project

Zipcode creation update slides. […]