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awarded  Yearling
May
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awarded  Scholar
May
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accepted How is the “place” determined for this Tiger 2010 shapefile address record?
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awarded  Tumbleweed
Sep
28
asked How is the “place” determined for this Tiger 2010 shapefile address record?
Sep
28
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@Hairy: I don't think fixed assets like benches are typically visually (ie prominently) numbered for public purposes of directions/deliveries. After changing "outbuildings" to "misc structure", I think only airport gates and parking spots are probably worth adding to the list. In any case, it appears a single-character code will be sufficient to enumerate all the cases.
Sep
21
revised How many kinds of “address” are there?
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Sep
21
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@whuber: Please please please stop being concerned with things we don't VISUALLY number for delivery/direction purposes. Restrict your suggestions to things that, when we look at them, we see an actual number stuck to them.
Sep
21
awarded  Commentator
Sep
21
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@iterationx: I think "airport gate" is the first good suggestion anyone's offered. Intersections are identified by two street names, not a number.
Sep
21
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@blord-castillo: Are cell towers actually visually numbered, or simply referenced by the address of the parcel they're on, and where is the address requirement you're referring to stated? The URISA spec doesn't include any numbered address kinds not already in the above list.
Sep
21
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@Hairy: We don't visually number street furniture, road works, or accidents for purposes of directions/deliveries.
Sep
21
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@whuber: The "problem" is how to enumerate the kinds of addresses in an address database. Gender is usually encoded as 2 kinds: M or F, so you can select one or the other. Similarly, numbering the kinds of address allows subsets to be chosen. RAM and galaxies aren't applicable because we don't visually label them for purposes of directions/deliveries.
Sep
20
awarded  Student
Sep
20
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@BradNesom: Are cell towers usually located via an address? Especially those out in the hills? Perhaps "outbuilding" should be generalized to "miscellaneous structure" to include things like the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower (not occupied, but still the target of directions/deliveries).
Sep
20
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@whuber: The enumeration (ie, determining how many codes are necessary) is desired to allow coding address kinds to differentiate records in an address database. Eg, SELECT * FROM ADR WHERE KIND IN (1,3,5). "Usually visually numbered" (alphanumerics are OK) is preferred to just "coded" as described in the original question. If the location isn't visually numbered, it's unlikely to be the target of directions/deliveries, and would not be kept in the address database. Just think of the question as "how many different kinds of places do we number to make directions/deliveries easier?"
Sep
20
comment How many kinds of “address” are there?
@Mapperz: I think it's the opposite of open ended, because I can't think of another example. A correct answer would be a physical location usually visually numbered for purposes of giving directions or making deliveries. Houseboats are handled by the "slips on boat docks" kind. (SLIP is already a standard USPS secondary unit.)
Sep
19
asked How many kinds of “address” are there?
Aug
22
comment What is the most annoying fact about the GIS market/industry?
Title 13, Title 18. Tomayto, tomawto. Whatever confidentiality code the USPS gets around by using 1-way hashing (39 USC §412, 5 USC 552a, 39 CFR 266-268, who cares?), the CB should do the same. I don't even care if CB data gets back-doored by HUD/USPS, like at huduser.org/portal/datasets/usps.html
Aug
22
comment What is the most annoying fact about the GIS market/industry?
If the USPS gets around Title 13 by distributing individual house numbers via 1-way hash, the CB can too.