[OSM-dev] All possible fields of an address object in Open Street Map

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Mon May 11 14:31:02 UTC 2020


I am sorry because my reply is not directly related to your questions, but
please see the following article when considering building a worldwide
address framework or database:
https://www.mjt.me.uk/posts/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-addresses/

This also means that addresses in OSM is very much inconsistent and
incomplete both on the data side and on the tagging side.

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 9:18 PM Pascal Girard <pascal.girard at insa-lyon.fr>
wrote:

> Good morning,
>
> I apologize in advance if this is the incorrect contact channel for my
> question.
> I posted it on OSM help forum in April and I had no answer.
>
> I am developping a web application and I use Nominatin service to get
> addresses.
>
> In JSON format, Nominatin sends an address object like this : "address":
> {"road": "Hillcrest Road", "suburb": "Gidea Park", "city": "London Borough
> of Havering", "state_district": "Grand Londres","state": "Angleterre",
> "postcode": "RM11 1EA", "country": "Royaume-Uni", "country_code": "gb"}. Of
> course, address fields change depending on the country.
>
> In the database of our web application, we would like to build a table to
> store all fields of an address object of OSM, because we want to be
> compatible to all addresses around the world. I've been looking for days,
> for the list of all fields contained in an address object of OSM : on the
> net, in documentations, in nominatim and osm2pgsql code.
>
> I saw this post on Open Street Map Help :
> "https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/61683/all-possible-fields-of-address-object"
> <https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/61683/all-possible-fields-of-address-object>
> .
>
> But :
>
>    - 1) it was in January 2018,
>    - 2) the answer was
>    "https://github.com/OpenCageData/address-formatting/blob/master/conf/components.yaml"
>    <https://github.com/OpenCageData/address-formatting/blob/master/conf/components.yaml>
>    - 3) and
>    "https://github.com/openstreetmap/Nominatim/blob/6c1977b448e8b195bf96b6144674ffe0527e79de/lib/lib.php#L63"
>    <https://github.com/openstreetmap/Nominatim/blob/6c1977b448e8b195bf96b6144674ffe0527e79de/lib/lib.php#L63>
>
> The "https://github.com/osm-search/Nominatim/blob/v3.4.1/lib/lib.php"
> <https://github.com/osm-search/Nominatim/blob/v3.4.1/lib/lib.php> is
> different than witch I quoted above in point 3).
>
> Concerning the above point 2) :
>
>    - is OSM (Nominatim) using OpenCageData address-formatting ?
>    - Can I rely on it to build my address table ?
>
> Please help me...
>
> Many thanks in advance for your response.
>
>
> Pascal Girard
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