[Tagging] Are addresses features or attributes?

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Sat Jul 20 21:04:49 UTC 2013

On 19.07.2013 18:42, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> I want to know what do people think about addresses.
> 1. Are addresses features as Pieren suggests? Thus addresses should be
> mapped separately or at least tagged singularly on the primary object that
> represents the address.
> 2. Or are addresses attributes (like names) of POIs, buildings, and the
> like? In which case, it would be OK if many POIs are mapped with the same
> addr:housenumbers.

Adresses are attributes of physical objects, e.g. a parcel, a house, or a 
part of a house. The only exception I know are PO boxes which may not be 
attributes of physical objects, but attributes of organisations.

There are no addresses for their own sake, because they wouldn't make any 
sense. They are just pipe dreams. Nobody will ever find a real-world example.

Friedrich K. Volkmann       http://www.volki.at/
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