[Tagging] Adding housnumber the lazy way.

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Mon Dec 21 21:25:16 GMT 2009

At 2009-12-21 11:01, Roy Wallace wrote:
>... If you don't know where the other end of the
>street is, you can't use an addr:interpolation way, so it seems to me
>that you are just tagging a sign.
>Is there already a tagging scheme for this? If not, propose one - but
>(as others have said) don't use existing tags in a way they are not
>intended for. (btw, please don't follow up with "but I want it
>rendered..." :P)

I've been "tagging the sign" from survey photos, with address nodes to 
which I add the tag pseudo=yes. When you get info for adjoining 
intersections, they could be used to construct a true picture of the range 
of possible addresses.

This area shows the results of a survey of both pseudo-addresses (from 
street signs) and actual ones (from mailboxes): http://osm.org/go/TaBihQXG4-

(Yes, I need to discuss/document this. I suppose this is the "discuss" part 
:) )

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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