[HOT] Addresses in Africa

Alessandro Fanna rospus at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 13:21:12 UTC 2016


Hi all, just to put some more entropy in the discussion I add this nice and
open reverse geocode addressing:
http://xaddress.org/

Hope not getting too much off topic.

Alessandro Fanna

Il 10/set/2016 12:46, "Pete Masters" <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com> ha
scritto:
>
> This article made me think of this thread....
http://www.domain.com.au/news/letter-with-map-instead-of-address-still-gets-delivered-in-iceland-20160905-gr90u1/
>
> Pete
>
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote:
>>
>> On 31/08/16 13:37, john whelan wrote:
>> > ‚ÄčThere has been considerable talk about addressing schemes for areas
>> > that do not have street names etc.  Three words etc.
>>
>> Y'know you don't have to go as far as Africa to find countries with
>> address "systems" like that. I give you: Ireland. In rural areas (many)
>> streets have no names, and many houses have no numbers, using house
>> names instead. Lowest level administrative areas (townlands) are often
>> used (but not always accurately) to construct an address.
>>
>> About 30% of rural addresses are non-unique. i.e. The postman has to
>> know things from the surname on the letter.
>>
>> A new postcode system has been released recently, which gives every
>> letter box a unique & random code. But it'll be years before that's used
>> a lot.
>>
>> Alas, Ireland's drink monoculture means Ivan's beer address system
>> probably wouldn't work. :)
>>
>> Read more:
>>
>>  * https://www.autoaddress.ie/products/irish-addressing
>>  *
>>
http://www.dataireland.ie/News/Pages/Tricky-Irish-Addresses-Why-do-Irish-addresses-pose-so-many-problems
>>
>>
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