[Tagging] New tag proposal: 'addr=milestone'

Jorge Aguirre jorge.aguirre at kaart.com
Tue Oct 1 02:15:37 UTC 2019

Throughout the entire Latin American region and some other parts of the world, it is quite common to find the kilometer (Km.) information, as may be found on the “highway:milestone”, as part of the actual addresses. Mostly used in suburban and rural areas, which may usually not even have any visible references or even house numbers, the use of the milestone is widely utilized to find an address in these regions. 

The highway milestone information may also be found in addresses within urban areas, even with the existence of house numbers, as these numbers frequently repeat themselves and the only difference between them is the exact location on a specific highway - based on and easily identified with these milestones.

We want to create a tag to enter this commonly-used data in a logical way and therefore propose that it be “addr:milestone=* / (* - Km. ##)”, which does seem to meet the criteria and can be easily interpreted and used accordingly by any editor.

Jorge - JAAS

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