Civic Address Dataset

Nick Ingalls filed this request with the Open Records of Dauphin County, PA.


From: Nick Ingalls

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

A Shapefile or CSV containing at minimum the Address Points (house # and street name) and their corresponding Latitude/Longitude. If additional data such as the Unit Number, City, Zipcode, Parcel Id exists they should be included as well.

If this cannot be accessed, the parcel file including situs address would suffice.

Other names for this include: E911 Address Database, Civic Address File, Parcel Dataset, Land Ownership Dataset, Tax Parcels, Address Points.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Nick Ingalls

From: Open Records

Mr. Ingalls,
I appreciate your patience as we gathered the record(s). Insomuch as the information is on file, your request is granted.

Attached is the address point file as requested below. The natively included fields are:

MSLINK - Unique identifier
MUN - Abbreviated Municipality Name
ST_NUM - House Number
LV_APT - Secondary Unit Designator (e.g. APT, BLDG)
DIRPRE - Street directional Prefix
DISSUF - Street directional Suffix
FEANME- Street Name
FEATYP - Street Type (e.g. ST, DR, RD)
ZIP - Zip Code (Note: These were assigned by spatial joining with a commercially available zip code polygon layer and not verified against the USPS delivery database.)

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 717-780-6307. Otherwise, this email will serve to close out your request as permitted by law.

Scott Burford
Open Records Officer

From: Nick Ingalls


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.
The data quality your county maintains is amazing!

Nick Ingalls