[Tagging] Post_Box and addr:* nodes

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Sat Dec 19 06:09:52 GMT 2009

"Martin Fossdal Guttesen" <mguttesen at hotmail.com> writes:

> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Roy Wallace" <waldo000000 at gmail.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 9:37 PM
> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools" <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Post_Box and addr:* nodes
>> On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 4:40 AM, Matthias Julius <lists at julius-net.net> 
>> wrote:
>>>> it is the address of the building that the box is attached/fixet onto or 
>>>> the
>>>> building that is closest to it
>>> Then I wouldn't tag the box with an address.
>> +1. Tag the "address of the building" on the building, not the box.
> well yeah that is what i have done, i have imported all Addresses from an 
> official source
> but was just wondering if i also should tag the address on the box, or make 
> som kinde of relation from the box to the address node

I wonder what purpose this is supposed to serve.  If a post box is
attached to a building it might make sense to represent that in OSM.
But, the fact that is is near a specific building is best indicated by
putting it near that building, IMHO.


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