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

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 14:38:15 BST 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:

> 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.
Please stop using this example of HSBC, it does not apply here. A relation
between a house number and it's street is not a category. If you don't
understand that, we cannot help you.
When we use an associatedStreet relation, the node or building  just carries
a tag addr:housenumber=xx, nothing else. There is no exclusive relation
here. And even if you add the add:street, nothing says in which town. You
can just speculate that the nearest highway with the exact same name is the
related street. And what happens if the name is not exactly the same ?
That's why some contributors prefer the relation.

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