Addresses / POIs / streets database
We have built a unique and worldwide address, POIs (point of interest), streets, cities, and administrative divisions databases of 500+ million entries. Available country per country and in CSV or SQL format to simplify things. We use open data from best open data sources : Openstreetmap, Openaddresses, Geonames, Quattroshapes.
Why it is different ?
You would probably (logically) wonder what we've got that's better than Openaddresses. Well, we do some processing to clean, de-duplicate and add information (e.g : the administrative divisions), we also consolidate with openstreetmap addresses and cross the several datasets. We do not just concatenate the datasets, instead, for each record of each dataset, we :
- Merge the information (e.g : for an address, we can take the alternate names, elevation and population of the city from Geonames, the shape and speed limit of the street from Openstreetmap and the house number from openaddresses).
- De-duplicate : a place or address can be present in several datasets, we take care to only keep one
- Consolidate : based on the feedbacks of our customers, we add some useful calculated fields (see below)
- Correct and normalize : sometimes some entries are not entered the right way or are incorrect, we got some algorithm that takes care to correct data when it is possible.
Each dataset imported is more or less specialized in one category, we mix and cross them so we have a unique and comprehensive database with the best of each data source.
|Addresses||Streets||Point of interest||City||City shapes|
It is also different because of specific fields useful for routing, GPS, navigation, vehicle tracking, and more : length in meters, number of lanes, speed limit, whether the street is toll or not, and the azimuth at the beginning and end of the streets (ordinal orientation in degrees). Those fields allow to build very cool stuff and develop very quickly.
The Database for the entire planet is about 80 Go compressed and about 450 Go uncompressed.
A list of available Points of interest (POIs) is available on this page
Each row of our dataset has an ID and you can import CSV /TSV For instance when using a Postgresql relational database, you can then perform a request like 'get all streets of a city' or 'addresses in a bounding box'. Check out our integration guide.