Monday, May 17, 2010

Spelling of Street Name in NE: Kearny vs. Kearney


An issue came up regarding how to spell a certain street name in the NE quadrant in Washington, DC. The issue was was whether it should be Kearny or Kearney.

The sources that have Kearny (as of May 2010):
  • Master Address Repository
  • DC Department of transportation
  • Street Signs on the Street

Sources that have Kearney (as of May 2010):

  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • Google Maps

The issue was resolved by researching the correct spelling of the name at the DC Office of the Surveyor. Working with staff at the Office of the Surveyor, it was found that the correct spelling is Kearny. This was confirmed by eventually finding an official surveyor's map dating from 1898 which showed Kearny. It was located in Washington County book 18 page 18a.

After the research was completed. Both Google maps and the USPS were contacted to inform them that the proper spelling of the street is Kearny.


Monday, May 3, 2010

MAR Monthly Report: April 2010

MAR Monthly Data Loads:









Dataset Numbers:


  • Addresses: 142,121
  • Residential Units: 193,750
  • Aliases: 5,376
  • Street Name Aliases: 1,055
  • Intersections: 16,740
  • Blocks: 15,856
  • Address / SSL Cross Reference: 233,875



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MAR News:




  • The Master Address Repository Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been updated.

  • The addresses for a new medium sized residential development have been added to the MAR. The development is centered at Sheridan Road SE & Bowen Road SE.

  • About a dozen alias names (place names) have been added for small parks. This includes HANCOCK PARK which is located at the corner of C Street SW and 7th Street SW.