Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Old Map of Georgetown from 1895

Old Map of Georgetown from 1895

The above map shows street name changes.  This map was used to confirm street names for the Master Address Repository.  

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Danish report on social and economic benefits on the use of address data

A new report out shows the economic benefits of having address data openly available as is done in Denmark.

Monday, August 16, 2010

‘RECOMMENDED’ Status for Addresses has been Removed

The ‘RECOMMENDED’ status for addresses in the MAR is no longer needed.  This is because DC GIS no longer sends over an employee to DCRA to recommend addresses.  A DCRA employee has taken over this function and when the employee assigns (approves) an address, it will be entered into the MAR with a status of 'ASSIGNED''  

A few days ago there were 28 addresses which have the ‘RECOMMENDED’ status.   All these addresses had their status' changed to either a ‘TEMPORARY’ or ‘ACTIVE’ or ‘ASSIGNED’ or ‘RETIRE’.  Also, going forward an address will not be given the  ‘RECCOMENDED’ status. The advantage of this is that it would reflect the new reality and also simplify the choices of status values in the MAR.

Changes made to the MAR:

• 28 Addresses whose status was‘RECOMMENDED’ were changed to status's of  ‘TEMPORARY’ or ‘ACTIVE’ or ‘ASSIGNED’ or ‘RETIRE’

• Addresses will no longer be given = ‘RECOMMENDED’ status (through either batch load mode or MAR Maintenance Tool)

• MAR Documentation has changed.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Horse Stable Road NW

Horse Stable Road NW located off of Oregon Avenue NW is a National Park Service Road

Monday, August 2, 2010

MAR Monthly Report: July 2010

July 2010 Data Loads:


Dataset Numbers:

  • Addresses: 142,275
  • Residential Units: 195,963
  • Aliases: 5,449
  • Street Name Aliases: 1,055
  • Intersections: 17,714
  • Blocks: 15,830
  • Address / SSL Cross Reference: 234,420


MAR News:

  • Began categorizing the alias names
  • Updated Embassy Information
  • Updated Block information
  • Added Hotel, Motel and Bed & Breakfast locations as alias names
  • Taught DC Geography Course to 911 Call Takers & Dispatchers