[Imports] Import of addresses in Poland

Saikrishna Arcot saiarcot895 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 20:36:48 UTC 2014

I think some addresses /do/ show on the rendered map at the highest zoom
level on the OpenStreetMap website.

Saikrishna Arcot

On 02/04/2014 03:27 PM, Dariusz Bączkowski wrote:
> On 04.02.2014 20:52, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 04.02.2014 20:44, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> So, when I get time to work on my proposal again, I'm going to look at
>>> the possibilities for providing the same data not directly within OSM,
>>> but in geocoding layers that are commonly associated with OSM.
>>> Of course, naturally, I wonder if there are standards/conventions for
>>> this.
>> There aren't standards but there's a precursor - Nominatim actually
>> contains code to convert US TIGER address data into an OSM file and
>> then, in a second step, import that OSM file into its local database in
>> addition to the "proper" OSM data. I think there's also code that makes
>> sure that house numbers in OSM take precedence to the "background" TIGER
>> data.
>> I think it is probably not impossible to have a repository of ready-made
>> OSM files with house numbers for various areas, and anyone setting up
>> Nominatim could select the files for whatever areas they're interested
>> in. I don't know however if this would require a clever way to deal with
>> node ID ranges to avoid clashes.
> What about address visibility on OSM data generated maps/tiles?
> Without does being visible on map no one can verify them.
> Verification is way easier and anyone can do it in his city just walking
> with map showings on his phone. No JOSM editing proficiency necessary.
> Then they can write on forum or talk-pl (they do that for everything now
> anyway).
> For now all imports in Poland had positive verification and we should
> have all Poland imported.
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