[HOT] Addresses in Africa

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 19:05:12 UTC 2016


Not a real contribution to the discussion; but just sharing because it's a
fantastic story...
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33808629

2016-09-01 15:46 GMT+02:00 john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>:

> I think what I'm after is to avoid fragmentation with multiple ways to
> give someone an address.
>
> openlocationcode.com looks attractive and esay to implement, open and
> free.  It groups locations so has some of the advantages of postcodes but I
> don't think it has redundancy in the address nor does it have a check digit
> to avoid two numbers being transposed.
>
> To add support for it would need something added to JOSM to show the
> openlocationcode address, Nominatim to be able to search for one, and
> probably osmand to show them and search for them.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Thanks John
>
>
>
> On 1 September 2016 at 05:01, Christian Ledermann <
> christian.ledermann at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> My experiences in Kenya are:
>>
>> For individual areas the postcode is mostly unknown.
>> If you want to receive a letter you have to rent a PO Box at a post
>> office (which then also may serve as your 'address')
>> which has a postcodes
>>
>> Postcodes are (mainly) useful for post offices (in Kenya).
>>
>> House numbering is vastly inconsistent, and 'non linear'.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 31 August 2016 at 20:08, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Basically Longitude and Latitude?  Transpose two numbers and its easily
>> done
>> > and you have no address.  Having some redundancy in the address is
>> helpful.
>> >
>> > Cheerio John
>> >
>> > On 31 August 2016 at 15:00, yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> What about a geo referenced and scalable system like...coordinates?
>> Postal
>> >> codes are based on inventaries of provinces,states,cities,streets...
>> Ok,
>> >> when you don't have anything like this of the inventary is not correct
>> or
>> >> not well implemented what about something will never fail?
>> (coordinates)
>> >>
>> >> yopaseopor
>> >>
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