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While there are still large areas of empty space (2014), the OpenAddresses (also on GitHub here) database may be one to watch in the future. The database has been seeing steady increases of datasets, especially in the larger US metro areas. Some key highlights (as stated on the website): CC0 Licensed. Address files licensed individually. Download the raw ...


Yes, always anticipate coordinates to fluctuate. Though the building is not likely to shift on the earth's surface, using coordinates as identifiers/keys for addresses is a bad idea because the data set is going to move from underneath you: Accuracy a matter of definition. Is an address most accurately pinned at its mailbox, or its largest structure, or ...

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