Verifying addresses

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marnofi
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Verifying addresses

Postby marnofi » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:24 pm

What is the reason addresses in the ward directory need verification? Or do they need it?

What criteria should a ward membersip clerk use to verify an address?

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Re: Verifying addresses

Postby jdlessley » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:06 pm

marnofi wrote:What is the reason addresses in the ward directory need verification?

This is to ensure the location has been accurately plotted. All the variables such as new development construction, accuracy (or inaccuracy) of sources providing input for the location, and so on can sometimes lead to questionable location plotting.

marnofi wrote:Or do they need it?

Not necessarily. But the confidence level of the accuracy of the location by those who are going to use that address plot to navigate to the address is increased if it has been verified. It also helps when doing things such as emergency preparedness to have a verified location address.

marnofi wrote:What criteria should a ward membersip clerk use to verify an address?

If someone uses the location plotted on the map and can use that to find/visit the household then that is my criterion. The sources used to verify can be as simple as the family living at the address telling you that it is accurately plotted. I use local GIS mapping resources to verify a location. If the address is new construction and hasn't made it onto the local GIS maps then I will drive out to find the address. In the past year I've only had to do that about 3 times. I have found that for addresses that have been around for enough time that the data used by Google Maps, the source for the Ward Map, is accurate. Correlating that information with the local GIS maps helps up the confidence level.
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marnofi
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Re: Verifying addresses

Postby marnofi » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:31 pm

Thanks for the thorough reply! I didn't realize verification had to do with the map, particularly.


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