I would like to obtain Hong Kong data for geocoding, where can I get it in addition to OSM and Geonames?

I use postgresql and postgis as my database, and the TIGER dataset in postgis, which is a product of the US Census Bureau. This was created to support the US Constitution's requirement for a decennial census to support redistricting in the US House of Representatives. Their mandate only covers US states, commonwealths, territories, and possessions. And Hong Kong is not one of these.

I have downloaded Geonames data from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/, but these data are very incomplete.

Then I downloaded OSM data from http://download.geofabrik.de/asia.html. But its SHP file looks like it has no information about coordinates and zip code, and I don't know how to open or process the other two format files.


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I have been using Mapzen to download Hong Kong map data. The source is from OSM but it includes some name tags. Hope they are helpful.

Not exactly what you are looking for, but I have toyed the data here.


Hong Kong is fully covered by Batch Geocoding tool called CSV2GEO. They carry manual/file based input as well as API. You can review their prices here which include free geocoding. Example below shows how USA embassy with address 26 Garden Rd, Central, Hong Kong is located by CSV2GEO interactive map. enter image description here

Disclaimer: I founded CSV2GEO.

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