[postgis-users] What street-level database are you using?

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Thu Nov 20 21:28:59 PST 2003

Hi Jason,
In the States, your options break down to:

- TIGER (old, scruffy, unreliable, but free!)
- TeleAtlas

If you have more time than money, an interesting project would be 
trying to decode the data underlying Microsoft Streets.


On Thursday, November 20, 2003, at 08:14 PM, Jason Garman wrote:

> Hi fellow PostGIS'ers...
> First I'd like to extend my thanks for producing an excellent system 
> that even a GIS newbie such as myself was able to set up a PostGIS 
> system quickly.  I've currently set up a PostGIS table with Tiger/Line 
> data (right now a few counties in Maryland) and set up some queries to 
> perform primitive geocoding using the data.  PostgreSQL performs 
> admirably, returning fuzzy-string based geocode results in well under 
> 100ms for most searches.
> My question is, are there any commercial data sources for street-level 
> geocoding products for the US available that are reasonably priced and 
> have easy import options into PostGIS?  I've done some cursory 
> searches and I haven't found any real information on this subject.
> Thanks
> -- jason
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