[Imports] Address Data Import Norway

Johan C osmned at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 22:14:30 UTC 2014


Hi Ruben,

it's good to see more countries with full address coverage appearing in
OSM, Compliments to you and the others in the Norwegian community to do
that job. Some questions and recommendations:

1. I agree with Paul on the general view not to add addr:country, since
country borders are easily maintainable

2. It should be possible to have a single node combining POI info and
address info, I'm not sure if that can be the case in Norway

3. Why are you not importing buildings along with the addresses?

4. You write that 'All addresses should exist as separate nodes'. In OSM
it's common either to attach addresses/poi's to single building outlines
(if the complete building with all floors has one address/poi) or to have
them as separate nodes. Depending on local communities imports can either
choose to attach nodes to building outlines or to import them as single
nodes, so it's fine that the Norwegian community chooses to import them as
separate nodes. But why is it not possible *√°fter* the import to have the
common OSM practice which allows addresses being attached to buildings?

5. What is the procedure on abbreviations? (ps tip: in the Netherlands we
prevent abbreviations in street names so we write them in full; this causes
a misalignment when updating addresses from the official country database,
which can be overridden when you compare using the combination of postcode
and housenumber only)

6. I can recommend Geofabrik inspector as a QA tool to align names of
streets to streetnames in addresnodes:
http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=addresses&lon=10.75140&lat=59.91387&zoom=14&overlays=street_not_found

Cheers, Johan



2014-10-01 23:46 GMT+02:00 Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com>:

>
> On 10/1/2014 11:59 AM, Ruben Undheim wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> The norwegian OSM community is now ready to start importing address
>> nodes for all municipalities. The address nodes are released by the
>> Norwegian Mapping Authority (Statens Kartverk) under the CC BY 4.0
>> license and is of very good quality.
>>
>> A web service has been developed to track the progress, detect
>> non-matched addresses, detect duplicates etc.:
>> http://osm.beebeetle.com/addrnodeimportstatus.php (try Google
>> Translate). Only municipalities for which all existing OSM addresses
>> have been confirmed and matched with corresponding data from
>> Kartverket will be imported in this round. Other municipalities must
>> be manually "fixed" first. The web-service will tell when a
>> municipality is ready. Only missing addresses will be imported and
>> existing data will be kept if correct (in this round).
>>
>> See also: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue/Address_
>> import_for_Norway
>>
>> * It has been added to the table for Community Imports here:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue
>> * The Norwegian Mapping Authority has provided the correct permission:
>> http://lists.nuug.no/pipermail/kart/2014-August/004831.html
>> * The Norwegian Mapping Authority is listed as contributor here:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors
>>
>>
>> As you can see on the status page,
>> http://osm.beebeetle.com/addrnodeimportstatus.php, several
>> municipalities have already been completed before consulting
>> imports(at)openstreetmap.org, and the experience has been very good so
>> far.
>>
> The general view has been to not add addr:country
>
> The wiki page states "POIs with addr-tags will not necessarily be removed
> during the import, but separate address nodes will be imported". Does this
> mean there will be duplicate addresses?
>
> I also see you are proposing to remove address tags from buildings and put
> them onto nodes in some cases - this is contrary to common mapping practice.
>
>  We would like to get confirmed from you that we may proceed with all
>> the remaining municipalities.
>>
>>  If the consultation involves changing the import or deciding not to do
> it, how will you fix the existing municipalities?
>
>
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