Category: Enterprise Addressing System

3 Years of Enterprise Address System (EAS) at the City and County of San Francisco

3 Years of Enterprise Address System (EAS) at the City and County of San Francisco

It’s been over three years since, with Farallon’s help, San Francisco’s Department of Technology (SFDT) went live with their implementation of theĀ Enterprise Address System (EAS) in February of 2012. EAS was originally built by a team of developers from SFDT and Farallon Geographics between 2010 and 2012 to be an open source, purpose-built enterprise system for maintenance and storage of address data particularly targeting local and regional governments. In...
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)...
Enterprise Address Repository & Maintenance Solution – Part 2:  Workflows & Application Integration

Enterprise Address Repository & Maintenance Solution – Part 2: Workflows & Application Integration

In Part 1 of this series, I described the context and motivation behind the development of our Enterprise Addressing System, a complete master address repository, address creation & maintenance system, and address query & validation solution. To reiterate: Addresses are critical data Its a challenge to keep address system up to date Its almost impossible to keep systems synced across departments You can’t ask departmental staff to manage addresses...
Standardize Addressing Across the Enterprise: The Why and How of EAS

Standardize Addressing Across the Enterprise: The Why and How of EAS

Almost everything that a city or county government does or any service they provide is tied to an address. Whether it is firefighters responding to a 911 call, public works staff responding to work orders, or an individual applying for a street-parking permit, the ability of a city or county to provide services depends on knowing the address of where someone or something is located. Addressing Across the Enterprise...