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Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby krankyd » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:50 pm

As an ongoing effort to improve our search mechanism, we have started a process of improving the internal geocoding of Waze.
This means, Waze will now have better support for house numbers when you search for addresses, and we have the ability to change and update existing data.

As part of this effort, we're looking for sources and existing databases of geocoding, house numbers, rooftops, parcel data and any other databases that could improve our existing ones.
These could be data sets for purchase, or data that are provided free of charge by one of the governmental offices in your country.

Please forward any leads to:
geocodingsource@waze.com


If possible, please forward a URL to the relevant website and especially the T&C, if they exist.

Many thanks for all of those that have already helped, and for those who will!
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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby sk2380 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:40 pm

Hi,
I am from India. Our government office do have the database for house nos., street names, POI, and so on, but the problem is that we have it in our own regional local language. It's not in English. I have checked some of the websites for the same but no results/option for English conversion.

Any comments or help on this.

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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby dctdye » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:22 pm

So is a GIS site the type of info you need? http://tuscgis.tuscaloosa-al.gov/Tuscaloosa_GIS/
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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby Spil » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:15 pm

krankyd wrote:Please forward any leads to:
geocodingsource@waze.com
In other words: it's best not to post such leads here -- follow the instructions instead. ;) And if you aren't 100% sure whether your lead might be useful for this or not, just submit it and let Waze decide. :)
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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby dctdye » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:01 am

The problem was I was wondering if that was an appropriate source before I go scouring for nearby sources of the same variety.
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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:16 pm

dctdye wrote:The problem was I was wondering if that was an appropriate source before I go scouring for nearby sources of the same variety.

I agree that your question in this thread is appropriate if you are unsure. However, you may as well submit it to Waze via the email and include your question along with the link. You may get a faster official answer from that and then can post back here.
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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby world_9w6ts6sb » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:38 pm

Offical data source in Norway
http://www.statkart.no/en/
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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby curantes » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:04 am

Googled on the subject and found this site:
http://www.geonames.org

It got postal code info for many countries. But Im unsure if this is the kind of info Waze want.

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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby curantes » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:05 am

Offical data sources for Sweden:

http://www.lantmateriet.se/en/

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Re: Geocoding data sources - your help is needed

Postby bascanerd » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:46 pm

In Brazil, the company is responsible is Correios by official names and numbering of streets.
The information is sold through the site (http://www.correios.com.br/produtosaz/p ... F2A0E8DA5F) and the product name is e-DNE.

I sent an email with details to the contact email of Waze.
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