[Tagging] Best practice regarding addr:housenumber and POIs

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Thu Oct 15 16:42:08 BST 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Markus Lindholm
<markus.lindholm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I guess the follow-up question then is: what if there are multiple
> POIs that have the same addr:housenumber? Should it be duplicated on
> all the POIs?

If you're going to add a distinguishing address feature, such as
"addr:suite=*", you probably should.  Otherwise, if the POIs are all
located in one building, and all have the same address, it's better
(and maybe even easier) to tag the building rather than multiple
points within the building, no?

(If the POIs are in different buildings, have the same housenumber,
and don't have any distinguishing address features...eww, that could
be a problem.)

Or should suite numbers be part of addr:housenumber?  "5102 Belmere
Pkwy Apt 2" gets housenumber='5102' or housenumber='5102 Apt 2'?

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