Month: April 2012

The Pitfalls of Assessor Address Data for Cross-Department Address Sharing

The Pitfalls of Assessor Address Data for Cross-Department Address Sharing

The most common source for address lists in City and County governments is the Assessor’s database. On the surface, this makes sense given that addresses fall on parcels, and the Assessor does a pretty good job keeping its data up to date. But anybody who has scratched the surface of Assessor data will quickly see that there are some serious limitations to site addresses sourced from an Assessor database....
Enterprise Address & Maintenance System – Part 3: Why we released as Open Source

Enterprise Address & Maintenance System – Part 3: Why we released as Open Source

The Enterprise Addressing System is a complete master address repository, address creation & maintenance system, and address query & validation solution. In this three part series I try to describe the solution from both technical and usability perspectives. Part 1 of this series describes the context and motivation behind the Enterprise Addressing System (EAS). Part 2 discusses address maintenance workflows and the use of open standards. Part3 (this post)...