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Road Name Data Quality Improving

SanGIS is adding expanded road names to the road layers along with other improvements

SanGIS currently publishes road name data using an abbreviated form of the official full road name. This means that SanGIS must abbreviate certain words and publish post direction values as part of the name. These compromises are necessary for certain legacy systems at the City and County. However, this also limits others to using a shortened version of the road name in systems that do not require it.

In order to provide better road name data to our users, and at the same time, providing the limited names to those systems that require it, SanGIS proposes to add the full road names to the road layers and update parcel and address information to use the expanded values. These changes will be made in the road layers by the August 1, 2013 data update. Changes to the road names in the parcel and address layers will be completed in the next couple of months.

At the same time, SanGIS has completed a thorough review of the road names and made corrections where needed. This included reviewing road names for accuracy, ensuring directions and suffixes (types) matched standards, and that road names were consistent.

Finally, SanGIS is updating the intesection layer to remove intersection types that are no longer being maintained. This will result in an estimated 3,000 fewer road segments in the road layer.

For more information on the changes SanGIS is making see the Road Names and Intersections document.

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