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2, 4, 6, 8, Here's How we Interpolate

2, 4, 6, 8, Here's How we Interpolate

An exploration of how the open-source Pelias geocoder uses address interpolation to make the most of open data.

Presented at GeoDC, July 11th, 2018

Version with speaker notes here: https://speakerdeck.com/orangejulius/2-4-6-8-heres-how-we-interpolate-with-speaker-notes

Julian Simioni

July 11, 2018
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  1. 2, 4, 6, 8
    Here’s how we Interpolate

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  2. Julian Simioni
    Cleared for Takeoff

    @juliansimioni

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  3. github.com/pelias/pelias/

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  4. Pelias
    addresses

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  5. There are lots of addresses
    https://pelias-dashboard.geocode.earth

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  6. https://pelias.github.io/scripts-geocoding-coverage/highlights.html

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  7. Address Ranges
    https://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/maps-data/data/tiger/tgrshp2015/TGRSHP2015_TechDoc.pdf

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  8. https://github.com/pelias/interpolation

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  9. Autocomplete

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  10. SPEED
    Right now building the interpolation dataset takes 16 days :(

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  11. What YOU Can Do
    • Add streets to OSM
    • Add street names to existing streets
    • Add addresses to existing OSM venues
    • Add ZIP CODES!! (see github.com/iandees/wtf-zipcodes for why)
    • Extra fancy: add address ranges to streets

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  12. Thank You!
    twitter.com/juliansimioni

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