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

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Tue Oct 1 08:09:43 UTC 2019

On Tue, 01 Oct 2019 09:01:06 +0200
Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> On 2019-10-01 08:18, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> > Hi Jorge,
> > 
> > On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 08:15:37PM -0600, Jorge Aguirre wrote: 
> >   
> >> Throughouthe 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.  
> > 
> > We have such addresses in Germany too. They are pretty rare though.
> > sometimes really rural mobile masts or copper distribution
> > street cabinets and stuff carry addresses like this.  
> I may be mistaken but I seem to remember mile markers being used in
> rural areas of the USA to indicate linear position along a main road.

It's extremely rare to use it directly as an address.  Instead, linear
position gets turned into a house number.  For example, a building
eight and a half miles from the start of Long Road might be "850 Long


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