[Imports] NYC building + address import - to merge or not to merge?

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Fri Oct 25 00:57:03 UTC 2013

Eric Fischer and I got curious, he just ran numbers on the entire planet, I
posted a summary here: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/lxbarth/diary/20261

The short is that for better or worse, tagging addresses on buildings where
possible is most common in OSM. Whether that's good or bad is a different
discussion, for OSM NYC we'll stick to this convention. Especially as the
location of the address point is not always meaningful in this dataset.

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 1:44 AM, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:
> > case for sticking to that convention.
> Taginfo tells us that we have 15.3 millions addr:housenumber's on
> nodes vs 9.7 millions on ways. Of course, it's hard to say which part
> is coming from individual decisions or mass imports. But the fact is
> that, at the end, the "convention" is addr:housenumber's on nodes. I
> cannot influence your decision but just tell you that you will regret
> this one in the future. And the "convention" argument is simply wrong.
> Pieren
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