[Imports] Belgium address import

Randal Hale rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
Sun Nov 24 20:22:55 UTC 2013

I agree having a map of an area is a good thing if provided an address. 
It just seems like there's been too much worry over tying it to a 
building or a front door. I would (this is just me) want to tie it to 
the street - that way if the street changes there's some process of 
having that address node change. Plus that added bonus of possibly not 
having a node of "CHattanooga Street" and a road name of "Chattanooga Str".

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

On 11/24/2013 02:53 PM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 24.11.2013 20:17, Randal Hale wrote:
>> What's the ultimate goal of address data - geocoding? Networking?
>> Information for the sake of Information?
> I am assuming that most people will want addresses for geocoding
> (potentially as a precursor to routing):
> "I want to go to 1234 Someroad, how far is that and which way do I have
> to take?"
> "I will be at 1234 Someroad later, where's the nearest Burrito from there?"
> "I want to rent a property at 1234 Someroad, please generate a map of
> the surroundings."
> etc.
>> I'm all for having it - but there seems to be an unclear goal. To me
>> it's more important to relate the address point to the street as opposed
>> to the building though either a relation or a way (for networking).
> So that's a kind of special case you have in mind there - what you want
> to know is where to stop your vehicle if you want to access 1234
> Someroad. This might be different from the question of where the house is.
>> Right now we've got two types of info - a streetname and an addr:street
>> (I think) - they should be the same (or at least I would want them the
>> same).
> The "addr:street" on the house or address point relates to the postal
> address; potentially the object is in an associatedStreet relation with
> a street in which case it might not have got an addr:street tag. The
> "name" tag on the street that comes closest to an object may or may not
> be part of the object's postal address and therefore may or may not be
> equal to the object's addr:street tag.
> Bye
> Frederik

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