U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Transportation
CHALLENGE: Develop resources that help state, local, and tribal governments to create and maintain open address point data, which is critical for emergency responders and Censuses and surveys that allocate billions of dollars in federal funding. These resources might include: (1) Tools that can be used in the field and in the office to collect, validate, maintain and share data. (2) “Seed” data that can serve as a starting point for data collection and can be shared openly (address lists, address point data, parcel data, structure outlines, imagery. (3) Linkages to open data sharing platforms.
APPLICATION TO PUERTO RICO: Puerto Rico faces unique challenges for maintaining free and open local address data. Collaborate with stakeholders from local government and community organizations to develop applications of data collection and technology tools that respond to local needs in PR.