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FGDC endorses new location data standard

US: Steering Committee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) endorsed the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard. It contains four parts: address data content, classification, transfer and quality. The Standard covers each of the main types of addresses found in the US and provides a framework for classifying them, understanding their component parts and attributes, testing their quality and organising them for exchange with other agencies and the public.  
The United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard is the culmination of efforts of the Address Standard Working Group (ASWG) formed by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) in 2005, when the FGDC accepted a proposal submitted by URISA to create a Street Address Data Standard. 
The ASWG worked under the authority of the US Census Bureau, which chairs the FGDC Subcommittee on Cultural and Demographic Data (SCDD). The US Census Bureau is the maintenance authority for the standard. 
“The United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard will have a significant impact at all levels of government and is an essential component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure,” said Ivan DeLoatch, Executive Director of the FGDC. “We encourage government agencies, as well as others, to implement the standard for it provides a foundation for understanding and developing solutions for the many challenges in our communities.”
Source: FGDC