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I'm looking to get info on all churches across the US. Specifically, I'd love to get:

  1. Their address
  2. Denomination
  3. Active/Not
  4. Contact Info (website, email, phone)

and any other info I can get.

Thanks

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    Related: opendata.stackexchange.com/questions/10840/…
    – user4293
    Sep 16 '18 at 7:50
  • By "church", do you mean Christian churches only (some people distinguish other houses of worship as mosques, synagogues, etc)? If so, there might be an organization that attempts to maintain a complete list.
    – user3856
    Sep 19 '18 at 17:19
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    Yes @BarryCarter, I meant Christian churches only. Do you perchance know of any such organization?
    – tr33hous
    Oct 2 '18 at 20:44
  • thank you for the rising of this thread and offering ideas .BTW - isnt it possible to go and use overpass-turbo.eu - for a search?
    – zero
    May 10 at 20:07
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I would use the Open StreetMap data with Nominatom for your base file.

This should get you #1 and you can get #2 just by text mining their titles.

For #3 I believe the closest you'll get is just to use the most recent available data.

For #4 I think you'd need to do original data scraping from the Internet - at least to get their websites (I'm not sure on this one, actually).

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    just to expand a bit, you can get a list of all "places of worship" by downloading bulk osm files from geofabrik.de and then using use osmfilter or osmosis to select only certain tags, for example: wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity=place_of_worship . More details --> opendata.stackexchange.com/a/12430/1511
    – philshem
    Sep 16 '18 at 19:18
  • hello Hack-R and philshem thank you for the rising of this thread and offering ideas .BTW - isnt it possible to go and use overpass-turbo.eu - for a search?
    – zero
    May 10 at 20:07

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