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

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 15:31:04 BST 2010

2010/8/19 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Simone Saviolo
> <simone.saviolo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/8/19 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
>>>> And what happens if the name is not exactly the same ?
>>> Then there's an error that needs to be fixed.
>>>> That's why some contributors prefer the relation.
>>> Right problem, wrong solution.
>> So, if the name of a street is changed for whatever reason, I have to
>> go through the, maybe, several hundreds of house numbers on that way,
>> change the addr:street on every single one of them, and then hope the
>> name isn't changed again too soon? Is this the right solution?
> No, the right solution is to have the API support references.

They do, sort of. You create a relation which holds a "reference" to the street.

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