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DC Street Names

Posted by DavidYJackson on 11 March 2014 in English (English)

There are probably dozens of street names in Washington, DC which are incorrectly named in OSM. Many of these are due to faulty data from the Census Bureau. I have been editing some of these mistakes.

Examples:

  • Olive Avenue NW fixed to Olive Street NW
  • Dumbarton Avenue NW fixed to Dumbarton Street NW
  • Small section of Ohio Drive SW fixed to 23rd Street SW (north of Independence Avenue SW)

A much bigger effort is needed. I will continue to work on some of these issue.

Location: LeDroit Park, Southwest Waterfront, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001, United States of America

Comment from aseerel4c26 on 11 March 2014 at 23:23

Welcome to OSM, David!

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Comment from lxbarth on 12 March 2014 at 15:16

A much bigger effort is needed. I will continue to work on some of these issue.

David - how do you see this effort structured? Would rendering a map from current OCTO data and then trace from it be a good idea? Should we dump all street names of DC and compare them to a dump of street names in OCTO data? Is just using the TIGER 2012 layer a good approach?

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Comment from DavidYJackson on 12 March 2014 at 15:54

Your idea of to "dump all street names of DC and compare them to a dump of street names in OCTO data" makes sense. It will be easier review the data outside of OSM.

DDOT (DC DOT) has better data then Tiger 2012.

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Comment from OpenBrian on 29 March 2014 at 19:28

David, Let me know how i can help. Brian

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