[Tagging] Address and street name inside a private housing estate

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 13:37:01 UTC 2013

2013/3/26 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
> In France, we have some private housing estates where the streets are
> not named and the adresses are the housing estate name itself. For
> instance, the housing estate is called "Lotissement Les Jardins de
> Tisca". The streets inside the etate are private access and are not
> officially named. I guess something we can find in many countries.

so far I have only encountered private streets which did have official
names or none at all, and I am not sure if I would set an unofficial
name to a street, but maybe I would, given that it might be better to
have any name than none (if there is a commonly used "unofficial"
name, if not, obviously keep the street name blank).

> One of our contributor wants to keep the streets unnamed and put on
> houses addresses the following tags : "addr:housenumber" with the
> house number and "addr:street" with the housing estate name. And draw
> a surrounding polygon for the whole housing estate with
> "name=Lotissement Les Jardins de Tisca" and "landuse=residential".
> Is this tagging correct ? Can we leave the streets unnamed or with the
> tag "noname=yes" ? Some QA tools or validators complain about a
> missing street for the "addr:street=Lotissement Les Jardins de Tisca".
> Just ignore the warnings ? Or should we consider another "addr" tag
> instead of "addr:street" like "addr:block" or "addr:place",
> "addr:neighbourhood", "addr:estate" ? Is the housing estate correctly
> tagged with "landuse=residential" + "name" ? What is your current
> practice locally ?

There is also the tag "addr:full" usable for all kinds of addresses
that don't fit well with the standard scheme. I wouldn't use
"addr:housename" when it is more than one house (i.e. if it's the name
of the estate with several houses).


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