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

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 08:40:12 BST 2010

2010/8/20 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> 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"?

That's way there's the need for relations of relations.

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