[Tagging] Housenumber interpolation with regularly skippednumbers

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sun Oct 11 03:54:22 BST 2009


On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 9:35 PM, Randy Thomson <rwtnospam-osm at yahoo.com> wrote:
> My answer to your first question is a labor saving of anywhere from 2
> to 10-fold for the mapper. I'm talking about thousands of houses.

And what about the labor savings when I try to map a few hundred strip
malls with addresses like this (real example):

14301,14303,14309,14341,14347,14349,14351,14361,14367,14369,14379,14391,14401,14405,14407,14425,14441,14443,14445,14457,14465,14463,14459
in the front, and in the back 14313,14317,14447,14449,14453,14455

Do we really have to let the perfect be the enemy of the good?  I
really can't use an interpolation 14301-14459,odd?  I happen to have
these numbers because I happen to have a printout of the layout of
this particular strip mall (long story, don't ask).  But if I didn't
have that printout, it would mean going door to door, trying to find a
number, possibly going inside to ask the address if it wasn't clear,
etc.

Actually, I'd say the interpolation is *better* than mapping each
individual store, because the store numbers are going to change, and
14409 might be added, because 14407 splits into two, and if someone
wants driving directions to 14409 they ought to be given an
approximate answer, not told "address does not exist".




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