[Tagging] reference_point and landmark for addresses

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 27 02:20:32 BST 2012

On 26/03/12 22:25, Johan Jönsson wrote:
> Felix Delattre <linux at ...> writes:
>> I started working on a draft for a proposal:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/addr:reference_point
>> Please help me!
> This is an important thing to map. 


> I have been looking at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Addresses and it 
> seems that the key addr: is used on each and every single address. an example, 
> the addr:street isn´t used on the street but on the surrounding buildings that 
> uses that street in their adress. with a similar approach, 
> addr:reference_point would be used on all houses having "the railway station" 
> as a reference.

We have already to relation types (street [1] and associatedStreet [2]).
Why not adapt/extend/rework them ?

> My conclusion is that you should not use addr: for this tag. I suggest to use 
> only reference_point=yes or reference_point=address.


it fits well under addr:*

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:street
[2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:associatedStreet

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