[Tagging] Gated communities - access=private or destination?

Jaakko Helleranta.com jaakko at helleranta.com
Sun Apr 15 14:15:44 BST 2012

I prefer tagging the addr:housenumber on building outline, landuse, parcel, etc, too. That's clearly the right place for it.

The challenge, though, is that if/when one is simply "driving by" it's very difficult to know especially in densly built areas where the # should be placed -- even when looking at the imagery afterwards. 

So, in these cases it makes sense to me to tag the house# on the gate. .. And it might make sense to tag it on that in any case to pinpoint which gate (of the often many nearby gates) is the one with that specific #).

And just to clarify: Mapnik doesn't render any "house icon" on addr:housenumber, it merely renders the number (and in the case of combined use of barrier=gate it does that currently at the expense of the gate icon).


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-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 04:50:31 
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools<tagging at openstreetmap.org>
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	strategy and related tools" <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Tagging] Gated communities - access=private or destination?

At 2012-04-15 05:38, Jaakko Helleranta.com wrote:
>Btw. I think current Mapnik rendering renders addr:housenumber=* over 
>barrier=gate .
>Meaning: if u tag em both u won't see the gate icon at all but only the 
>house number. .. Which imho is not ideal.
>I'd love to see both rendered (when space allows) as both are of high 
>This is based on my experience in Haiti where often the only instructions 
>to a place is eg: "about 400m down, black gate on the left with #15 on it".
>Has anyone bn thinking about this? (How) can I submit a ticket to suggest 
>fixing this?
>.. Nico, Sev, Brian: could this be taken in consideration in the possible 
>Haiti custom rendering style?

I would normally tag the address on a landuse area or a building node or 
area, not on the gate. However, I would agree that Mapnik should render 
whatever icon is represented by the other tagging on a node at a higher 
priority than using the "house" icon associated with addr:housenumber.

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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