[Tagging] Post_Box and addr:* nodes

Mike Harris mikh43 at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 19 08:30:46 GMT 2009


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tagging-bounces at openstreetmap.org 
> [mailto:tagging-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Roy Wallace
> Sent: 18 December 2009 21:37
> To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
> 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.


In the UK a Royal Mail postbox carries a reference number - displayed on it
- consisting of the first part of the post code plus a serial number. When I
feel keen I tag this as ref=*. I think this thread started in a different
country ... Do mailboxes there carry any reference that could be used
instead of an address. If the local system is to use a street address as the
official mailbox reference I could see a case for using this as ref=* for
the mailbox and leaving the address tag for the building.

Any help?

Mike Harris
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