MapQuest/Critical Addresses

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What are these files for?

MapQuest is providing several address files that contain user-provided latitude and longitude locations across the world. Our users provided these exact locations to us so that they could be mapped correctly on our MapQuest maps.


There are currently three (3) main files - one for the United States, one for Canada and one for Europe and several updated files for all regions; their download locations are here:


Please feel free to update OpenStreetMap with this information. You'll need to note the latitude/longitude 6-digit precision in these files and chances are you'll have to divide by 10,000 to get proper decimal placement, depending on how you view/use the data.


We didn't want to just import these addresses directly into OSM, but wanted them to be available to anyone that wanted to have them. To be clear:

  1. these addresses are user provided
  2. there is a high degree of ground-truth from these users
  3. they wanted to be in the data and be correctly mapped
  4. we've checked with our lawyers, and yes, you can have them - unencumbered!

Also, things you need to know when looking at these files:

  1. Addresses are repeated if a cardinal direction is in the street
  2. There are also block ranges
  3. Lat/Longs have no decimal points, but are consistent in having 6 places to the right of the decimal

We'll post updates to these files in an on-going basis.

Conversion

Our good friend, Ian, has written a script to convert the files listed on the MapQuest wiki page into OSM format! Check out the code here on GitHub: https://gist.github.com/e18eb853907a73ff96e8. Thanks Ian, you rock!

Converted Files

Ian used his script to convert these address files into a sensible OSM format. If you plan on massaging these and importing them into OSM, please note it here:

US

Link User Responsible Status Notes
2011-03-02-US-AK.osm
2011-03-02-US-AL.osm
2011-03-02-US-AR.osm
2011-03-02-US-AZ.osm
2011-03-02-US-CA.osm srmixter done Mostly clean, added street numbers, about 90 of the 600 points were dups
2011-03-02-US-CO.osm
2011-03-02-US-CT.osm
2011-03-02-US-DC.osm
2011-03-02-US-DE.osm
2011-03-02-US-FL.osm
2011-03-02-US-GA.osm
2011-03-02-US-HI.osm
2011-03-02-US-IA.osm
2011-03-02-US-ID.osm
2011-03-02-US-IL.osm
2011-03-02-US-IN.osm
2011-03-02-US-KS.osm
2011-03-02-US-KY.osm
2011-03-02-US-LA.osm
2011-03-02-US-MA.osm
2011-03-02-US-MD.osm
2011-03-02-US-ME.osm
2011-03-02-US-MI.osm
2011-03-02-US-MN.osm
2011-03-02-US-MO.osm
2011-03-02-US-MS.osm
2011-03-02-US-MT.osm
2011-03-02-US-MY.osm
2011-03-02-US-NC.osm
2011-03-02-US-ND.osm
2011-03-02-US-NE.osm
2011-03-02-US-NH.osm
2011-03-02-US-NJ.osm
2011-03-02-US-NM.osm
2011-03-02-US-NV.osm
2011-03-02-US-NY.osm nfgusedautoparts started in Capital District will want to split this up, contact me to get a chunk
2011-03-02-US-OH.osm
2011-03-02-US-OK.osm
2011-03-02-US-ON.osm
2011-03-02-US-OR.osm
2011-03-02-US-PA.osm
2011-03-02-US-PE.osm
2011-03-02-US-PR.osm
2011-03-02-US-RI.osm
2011-03-02-US-SC.osm
2011-03-02-US-SD.osm
2011-03-02-US-TN.osm
2011-03-02-US-TX.osm
2011-03-02-US-UT.osm
2011-03-02-US-VA.osm
2011-03-02-US-VT.osm
2011-03-02-US-WA.osm
2011-03-02-US-WI.osm
2011-03-02-US-WV.osm
2011-03-02-US-WY.osm

US Mid-March Update

Link User Responsible Status Notes
2011-03-14-US-AL.osm
2011-03-14-US-AZ.osm
2011-03-14-US-CA.osm srmixter done
2011-03-14-US-CO.osm
2011-03-14-US-CT.osm
2011-03-14-US-FL.osm
2011-03-14-US-GA.osm
2011-03-14-US-IA.osm
2011-03-14-US-IL.osm
2011-03-14-US-IN.osm
2011-03-14-US-KY.osm
2011-03-14-US-MA.osm
2011-03-14-US-MI.osm
2011-03-14-US-MN.osm
2011-03-14-US-MS.osm
2011-03-14-US-NC.osm
2011-03-14-US-NE.osm
2011-03-14-US-NH.osm
2011-03-14-US-NJ.osm
2011-03-14-US-NM.osm
2011-03-14-US-NV.osm
2011-03-14-US-NY.osm
2011-03-14-US-OH.osm
2011-03-14-US-OK.osm
2011-03-14-US-OR.osm
2011-03-14-US-PA.osm
2011-03-14-US-PR.osm
2011-03-14-US-RI.osm
2011-03-14-US-SC.osm
2011-03-14-US-TX.osm
2011-03-14-US-UT.osm
2011-03-14-US-VA.osm
2011-03-14-US-WI.osm

Europe

Link User Responsible Status Notes
2011-03-02-EU-AR.osm
2011-03-02-EU-AT.osm
2011-03-02-EU-BE.osm Polyglot Done
2011-03-02-EU-BR.osm
2011-03-02-EU-CH.osm
2011-03-02-EU-CZ.osm
2011-03-02-EU-DE.osm
2011-03-02-EU-DK.osm
2011-03-02-EU-ES.osm
2011-03-02-EU-FI.osm
2011-03-02-EU-FR.osm
2011-03-02-EU-GB.osm The node in Colchester is the wrong side of an adjoining main road, so treat with care, don't just import.
2011-03-02-EU-HU.osm
2011-03-02-EU-IE.osm
2011-03-02-EU-IT.osm
2011-03-02-EU-LU.osm Polyglot Done
2011-03-02-EU-NL.osm
2011-03-02-EU-NO.osm
2011-03-02-EU-PL.osm
2011-03-02-EU-SE.osm

Canada

Link User Responsible Status Notes
2011-03-02-CA-AB.osm
2011-03-02-CA-BC.osm
2011-03-02-CA-MB.osm
2011-03-02-CA-NB.osm
2011-03-02-CA-NS.osm
2011-03-02-CA-ON.osm
2011-03-02-CA-QC.osm
2011-03-02-CA-SK.osm