Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Year built vs. Address Number

Sometimes it is easy to get confused with the address number even after being in the field. For example, MAR had an address 1937 Benning Road NE and while reviewing it was found that neither it was recognized by USPS nor by some other datasets. Therefore, we went to the location and found that the number mentioned on the building was the year it was built in. It seems that it was picked by someone in the field before. Apart from the year there wasn’t any address number and building looked abandoned. The address 1937 Benning Road NE was removed from the MAR. A careful review of addresses has made MAR a quality dataset.

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