[OSM-dev] How to tag addresses

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Thu Jun 14 00:56:25 BST 2007


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Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 14:27 -0700, Brandon Martin-Anderson wrote:
>> Further, to use the OSM as a dataset of address geocoding each segment
>> needs to be a separate way with it's own address range(s). You could
>> store address range information in a node, but you'd have to keep it
>> in the node _with respect to_ the adjacent edge.
> 
> Why is this?  A node doesn't have an address _range_, it just has an
> pair of address, one the north/south streets and one for east/west,
> right?

Why not tag OSM segments with the addresses that they contain. If you
don't have the full address data in Tiger for individual segments, you
could just guess by interpolating where the addresses are likely to be.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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