[Tagging] Best practice regarding addr:housenumber and POIs

Randy Thomson rwtnospam-osm at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 16 09:32:48 BST 2009

Anthony wrote:

> 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'?

If it is truly a point of INTEREST, would you not want to tag it
uniquely rather than just tagging the building? How about a relation
between the building with "addr:housenumber=123", and the multiple
poi's inside it, which might include "shop=toys, addr:suite=2A"?


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