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Good Evening. I need to map 1000-2000 addresses so I can carve out packets of 150-200 addresses for door-to-door canvassers -- used to use MapPOINT (MicroSoft)for this but it no longer exists. Can OSM handle or work with this -- and how? I have addresses and sub-locations (floor 1, floor 2, apartment a, apartment B, etc) + geocodes and lat/longs for each. Thanks for any particular directions you can point me in!

asked 17 May '16, 01:53

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what do you mean by "need to map"? Could you please specify this?

(17 May '16, 06:48) aseerel4c26 ♦

Country/city etc would be good to know, given that address coverage varies trongly by location.

(18 May '16, 08:37) SimonPoole ♦

dgarner, OSM is a large database that could handle your question if all the data that you want to use is present. If the data is not yet present, please feel free to add it and use the database and search or make a program to draw your plan. The terms of use of OSM can be found here, Here’s a link to a well numbered area,, but remember this building has 11 levels and the numbers are neither right on spot nor level. Or this one with 14 levels with the same manco, You could use the normal rendering of OSM if the house numbers are present and use an old fashioned printed map.

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answered 22 May '16, 13:34

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