The Big Schlep: OpenAddresses After Two Years and 400 Million Points

Address data is essential infrastructure. Street names, house numbers and postal codes, when combined with geographic coordinates, are the hub that connects digital to physical places. At OpenAddresses we’ve been building a collection of the world’s authoritative data sources, and we've generated a sizable collection of data on a shoestring budget and exclusively volunteer effort. This talk is a retrospective on our Github-centered expert volunteer coordination, our open source Python + Amazon Web Services ETL codebase, and some of the things we've learned along the way to processing 400 million points per week from government sources.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 14:15 to 14:50

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