[OSM-dev] How to tag addresses

Brandon Martin-Anderson badhill at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 01:14:20 BST 2007

Have there been any attempts or discussion in the past about using the OSM
as an address geocoding dataset, or otherwise storing address range
information all up ins?

I didn't realize you could tag segments. Sometimes segment address ranges
would have to be interpolated but this is doable.


On 6/13/07, Robert (Jamie) Munro <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
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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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