Does anyone know of a corpus of US addresses where the parts of the addresses have been tagged.

Something like


I'm not looking for a corpus of addresses like OpenAddresses. I'm also not looking for a data standard for tagging addresses like the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard.

I'm looking for a corpus of addresses, where the parts of the addresses have been tagged. Something like this.

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It's an initiative to collect open (CC0) addresses around Unites States and globally. You could transform these as you like..


microformats do that, off hand look @ web data commons for a large repo:
more real world examples from microformats wiki:


If the number of addresses is thousands at a time, and not more, you can use the Google Geocoding API for free. You can even use the API without a key for small sets of addresses.

The URL looks like this:

http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?sensor=false&address=Museum für Gestaltung Zurich Switzerland

And returns a JSON with structured and normalized data (click link above to see JSON response)


The Geocoding API may only be used in conjunction with a Google map; geocoding results without displaying them on a map is prohibited. For complete details on allowed usage, consult the Maps API Terms of Service License Restrictions.

  • It's not open data.
    – sabas
    Aug 12, 2014 at 14:14

You can use Texas A&M's Address Parsing and Normalization service to turn any set of addresses into a tagged set of addresses.

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