[Tagging] [OSM-talk] collection/street relation: which one to use?

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Thu Aug 19 13:39:10 BST 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 2:38 AM, Ed Loach <ed at loach.me.uk> wrote:
> Anthony:
>> Ugh, another point:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Relations_are_not_
>> Categories
>> Putting all the elements which have addresses referencing a
>> street
>> into a relation seems to me to violate that principle.
> No. There is a relation between the houses and the street. You don't
> need addr:street on the houses if you have it on the relation. You
> could argue that putting all the ways that make up a street into a
> single street relation is also just using a relation as a category
> if you think that of associatedStreet, in which case the answer to
> the subject of this thread is "none of them".

Of course they have a relation.  However, the relation is like the one
between HSBC and its ATMs.  It is an exclusive relation - an address
only refers to one streeet.

On the other hand, a way can be part of multiple streets.

The answer to this thread is "none of them".  All the proposals have problems.

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