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Addresses in Oklahoma

Posted by Paul Johnson on 4 May 2015 in English (English)

Looks like address quality in Oklahoma is going to continue to suffer, at least for a while. Some good news and bad news from the OKGIS community: First, the good news: Addresses are available under a license compatible with OSM. The bad news: $50 per county, and Oklahoma's got 77 counties, and only centroids. So, it's going to cost more than my truck did to be able to import a complete set of Oklahoma addresses. Damn!

Location: Layman, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, 74115, United States of America

Comment from CloCkWeRX on 6 May 2015 at 05:05

Should list some of them in openaddresses.io - https://github.com/openaddresses/openaddresses/issues/586 for example

Comment from Paul Johnson on 6 May 2015 at 07:00

The level of difficulty is that even though this data is digital, this might actually require driving to 77 different cities and picking up 77 CDROMs...which I'm not personally opposed to doing at all, since I could trade shifts with a coworker and start doing it on my days off (along with collecting other data using Mapillary), but the expense of doing so is prohibitive.

Comment from Pieren on 6 May 2015 at 12:07

You say the license is compatible with OSM , which means ... "open" and "free to redistribute", How can they charge a dataset which is "free to redistribute" ? Only the first guy will pay for them and will be able to republish them for free ! Or not ?

Comment from Paul Johnson on 6 May 2015 at 12:57

This seems to be a common thing with local US governments. The data is open, but often citing some really thin vineer of excuses to charge for access to the data directly from them. The primary audience tends to be realtors and land developers who generally don't give a shit about spending the $50 to get the current official dataset.

Comment from skorasaurus on 6 May 2015 at 17:22

That's a bummer.

ODI (Open Data Institute) and Open Addresses would be really interested to learn more about the situation including the specific legalese, etc.

Have you contacted them?

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