October 8, 2013
From 11:30am to 1:30pm
Cobb County Safety Village
1220 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, Georgia 30008
Abu Dhabi, the Virgin Islands and You: The case for documenting address reference systems
Both Abu Dhabi and the US Virgin Islands are going through the process of creating new addressing systems. Each effort requires inventing rules for address assignment, rules that form address numbers into patterns that make sense for the people using them. The process of making those rules provide valuable illustrations for those of us working with addresses here in the US.
The set of rules for assigning addresses in a given place is called an Address Reference System (ARS). Documenting the ARS for any given location is an essential part of a sound addressing program. Lessons learned from places creating new rules provide a template for documenting your ARS. That documentation can help the addressing program live beyond the current staff, providing consistency over the long term.
This presentation will explore issues surrounding ARS creation in Abu Dhabi and the US Virgin Islands, and how those rule sets are documented using the FGDC Addressing Standard.
Sara Yurman, GISP