[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #1052: Tiger Geocoder 2010 Geocode() "squishing" toward end of block

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Thu Oct 13 12:29:56 PDT 2011

#1052: Tiger Geocoder 2010 Geocode() "squishing" toward end of block
  Reporter:  mikepease       |       Owner:  robe         
      Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  reopened     
  Priority:  medium          |   Milestone:  PostGIS 2.0.0
 Component:  tiger geocoder  |     Version:  trunk        
Resolution:                  |    Keywords:               

Comment(by robe):

 If it's intentional as some may have suggested then not much can be done
 about that.  If it's just in error then would be interesting to see if we
 can come up with some way of contributing corrections back.  Not sure if
 OpenStreetMap (OSM) does that already.  I also haven't compared to see how
 the accuracy between OSM and the Tiger 2010 compares. I suspect OSM may be
 more accurate in some areas since the data is being constantly updated and
 I know several local Govs also contribute edits to OSM directly, but they
 also originally pulled some data from tiger and I'm not sure the vintage
 of the pull if they have all the 2010 corrections.

 anyway I am interested in making a plpgsql only geocoder patterned after
 the tiger one based on OSM data if there is demand for it.  That would
 then cover more of the world, but yet be hopefully simple to install and
 use in spatial queries with no dependency except for PostGIS and the data.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/1052#comment:17>
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