[Osmf-talk] A Better Map

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Wed Oct 22 12:04:24 UTC 2014


It is not necessary to put down a number on each building. It is 
possible to use /addr:interpolation/ (/odd, even/, or /all/).

We put down a number on the first building, then on the last, connect 
them in JOSM, and add /addr:interpolation: all /. For example here: 
http://osm.org/go/0CFn0AZ_d--?m= . It is also very useful on a street 
with many small houses. And it is searchable. For example if there is 
number 15 and number 27 on the map for a street, and they are connected 
with /addr:interpolation: odd, /and//if one searches number 21, the map 
will show the number 21 all right.

Then, there is another approach. We first map addressable large 
building, where a lot of people live or work. Kind of of going after the 
low-hanging fruit.


On 22.10.2014 13:37, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2014-10-22 12:15 GMT+02:00 Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com 
> <mailto:steve at asklater.com>>:
>     Together, we could do this in 6-12 months and finish addressing in
>     1-3 years. At that point we wouldn’t have just made the world
>     slightly better, we would have put a big dent in the universe.
>     Nobody would use a closed map ever again, and it would be people
>     like you that made it happen.
> I agree with you that addressing is very important for a lot of 
> commercial (and non-commercial) map users. What I don't understand is 
> how a paid board would help us map more addresses. Unfortunately 
> mapping addresses is typically less fun than going to the video 
> arcade. Looking at the current figures we are not doing too bad. 
> Currently there are 130 Million buildings in OSM and 46 Million 
> housenumbers. I don't know exactly how many buildings there are in the 
> world, and how many of them don't have addresses, but I guess it will 
> be at least 1 Billion addresses in the world, probably more. According 
> to the stats page we have roughly 25.000 active contributors a month ( 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats#Contributor_Stats ). To get 
> an address on all currently mapped buildings in three years time, (84M 
> to go), every active contributor would have to add 93 addresses a 
> month - constantly. To get 1 Billion addresses mapped by 25.000 
> contributors in 3 yrs, it would be 1111 housenumbers a month per 
> active contributor. Are we planning to pay the mappers as well? The 
> only solution seems to get more contributors mapping, and have them 
> insert addresses.
> cheers,
> Martin
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