[Tagging] Proposal: expanded address tags for US

Steven Johnson sejohnson8 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 20:16:41 GMT 2012


Hi all,
Following up on an action from SotM-PDX, I've posted a proposal for
expanded tagging for addresses, primarily in the US (though it may have
application in other countries). The intent of the tags is to 1) improve
the description of US addresses, and 2) provide greater flexibility for
local mappers. These tags are necessary because unlike other countries, the
US has no nationwide house numbering/street naming standard. These tags
provide more granularity for local mappers and hopefully, will reduce much
of the ambiguity and confusion with addresses in localities with widely
varying address schemes.

I invite your comments and discussion on the proposed tags. Thanks.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/House_numbers/UnitedStates

-- SEJ
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