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#396 Find Address: Consistent Offset?

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nobody
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2012-09-15
2005-07-20
Curt Mills
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Steven Friis mentioned that the address lookup seems to have a
consistent offset of about 100 yards SE of the target anywhere in
the country. If it's actually a variable offset, it could be a datum
problem.

Discussion

  • Tom Russo
    Tom Russo
    2006-02-01

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    This is far more likely due to the extremely poor quality of
    the TIGER/Line data. The geocoding database is derived
    directly from the TIGER/Line files, and any addresses it
    finds will be just as wrong as the street-level data is.