The Master Road and Addressing Database (MRAD) is the sole source of all approved and verified road names and addresses in Augusta Richmond County. The MRAD is composed of 3 critical parts:
Master Address Repository (MAR)
The MAR is a database of addresses for various types of structures throughout Augusta, GA. Not only does the MAR include situs (parcel) addresses but also buildings, intersections, utility assets and other identifiers. Each address in the MAR is assigned unique site address identification (SITEADDID). The SITEADDID is a text field that is formatted as “SID-####”. For all systems that use addresses, the SITEADDID is the critical field that will allow information to be updated and passed correctly from the MAR to other databases.
Master Road Name Table (MRNT)
The MRNT is the table of all approved and pending road names in Augusta, GA. The table parses out all road names to easily designate directions (pre or post) and road types. This table will also include alias road names, the location, subdivision, and any other useful information. The table should be used for any system that uses road data for name validation.
Master Road Centerline File (MRCF)
The MRCF is the spatial data layer that represents all the road centerlines in Augusta, GA. The main features associated with each segment are derived from the MRNT. Each centerline in the MRCF is assigned a unique identification (CENTERLINEID). The CENTERLINEID is a text field that is formatted as “RD-####”. For all systems that have assets/infrastructure, the CENTERLINEID is the critical field that will allow information to be updated and passed correctly from the MRCF to other databases. Additional attributes are also contained in the MRCF that enhance address matching/geocoding and vehicle routing.
MRAD data becomes infinitely useful when it is integrated with other vendor databases in order to ensure address validation.