[Tagging] Housenumber interpolation with regularlyskippednumbers

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Oct 16 19:57:01 BST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 3:46 AM, Randy Thomson <rwtnospam-osm at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Alternatively, can you add a tag on the ways of
>> "addr:inclusion=actual" (as opposed to "addr:inclusion=potential")?
>> Then give me your username.  I'll find the ways based on that tag.
>> With this tag and 15-20 houses per way, I'm sure I can fix them faster
>> than you can add them.  This assumes of course that you've surveyed
>> the way to make sure that every address is actually included, and that
>> the endpoints are correct.  If I come across two or three ways which
>> have more houses than housenumbers, I'm stopping.
>> Deal?
> This is a work in progress. Slow progress, because I AM surveying them,
> and I don't have that many hours a week to work on it. So, it will be
> quite awhile before I have enough data to make it worthwhile to run a
> script. Thanks for the offer. I'll keep it in mind when I get enough
> data.

Great.  As you can see, the vast majority of the time is spent
gathering the data, not inputting it into the database.  It makes
little sense to spend months surveying 3000-5000 houses, and then only
doing the data-entry for 1/15th of them (something which, if aerials
are available and the endpoints are tagged, should take on the order
of a few hours).

Interpolation is best for those times when you only want to *survey*
1/15th of the houses.

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