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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Aug 20 00:55:56 BST 2010


On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Simone Saviolo
<simone.saviolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/8/19 Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de>:
>> On 19.08.2010 16:27, Simone Saviolo wrote:
>>> 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?
>>
>> No, you bring up JOSM's search box, type "addr:street"=TheStreetName
>> and change them all at once.
>
> Well, duh, of course! But since when is "let's change a thousand
> items!" a better strategy than "let's make a relation between the two
> things"?

According to the wiki page I linked to, this has always been the case,
since relations were never meant to handle a thousand items.

I wonder, how does associatedStreet work if the address is a route,
such as "489 United States Highway 1"?



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