[Imports] Belgium address import

Randal Hale rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
Sun Nov 24 16:10:48 UTC 2013

What's the benefit of tying the address to the structure? I've seen this 
spoken about quite a bit.

Randal Hale, GISP
North River Geographic Systems, Inc
423.653.3611 rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
<mailto:rjhale at northrivergeographic.com>

On 11/24/2013 08:32 AM, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 07:53:30AM -0500, Serge Wroclawski wrote:
>> After thinking about this import- I think that it's overall a bad idea
>> because the addresses are not tied to physical structures.
>> It would be better, IMHO, until the areas have building coverage, to
>> use this as an external resource.
> Note that the plan is to add the buildings before adding the
> address information.  We are not interrested in address
> information without the buildings.
> In the CRAB database they also try to link it to the building.
> They just had a big project completed (GRB) that is a reference
> map with has things like streets and buildings on it.  In the CRAB
> database they try to link the address information to the building
> from GRB.  But they also link it to the parcel from GRB and the
> cadastre.  We get a coordinate of the centre of the building and
> parcel.
> Note that the GRB is not something we can import currently.
> I really don't get why you think this is a bad idea.
>> Nonetheless I will reply to this address expansion because I have some
>> experience with address expansion.
>> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 7:33 AM, Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 08:12:17AM +0100, Jo wrote:
>>> Looking at the CRAB data, most of the abbriviated streets look
>>> like "A. Coolsstraat".  Where the "A. Cools" is the name of a
>>> person.
>> But do you know that in this case, the name of the street is his name.
>> I don't know what the A in A. Coolsstraat stands for, so let's say it
>> stands for the equivalent of "Avenue". Then it would be Avenue
>> Coolsstraat. And we don't know if A. Cools is simply Avenue Cools, or
>> Alfons Cools.
> Note that it already has "straat" in it's name, which is street.
> Most streets have something like "straat" or "laan" or something
> like that in their name.
> It's ussually obvious for us that it's the name of a person.
> There are also a whole lot of other cases that are easier to deal
> with like "O.L. Vrouwstraat" which should get corrected to
> "Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat", or "St.-Theresiastraat" to
> "Sint-Theresiastraat".
> But I'm not sure what to do with streets that are for instance
> spelled wrong.  For instance I see streets like "Sint Foo", which
> really should be "Sint-Foo".
>>> It's currently also
>>> abbreviated in osm and and tools like osmose don't even seem to
>>> give a warning about that.
>> Does Josm? If not- it sounds like it's something to code into their validator.
> I think I've seen osmose do thing like that, but neither is giving a
> warning for that street.
> Kurt
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