[Tagging] addr:street for routes

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Mon Aug 3 20:36:10 UTC 2020

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020, 15:29 Jmapb <jmapb at gmx.com> wrote:

> ...Regardless, if this general approach is considered valid and
> workable, then I'd like to propose the following answer to my original
> question:
>   * Q) How should `addr:street` be tagged for an address along an
> unnamed way which is part of a numbered road-type route relation?
>   * A) Check the way for alternative name tags. The official postal
> version of the street name may be tagged as `official_name`; if so
> that's a good value for `addr:street`. If the way has other name tags --
> such as `alt_name`, `local_name`, `old_name`, or a language-specific
> name -- those values may be used. It's also possible to use the value of
> the way's `ref` tag, which should match the name of the route relation.

Name is only the name, so most route relations wouldn't have a name.

Since the number of different variations on how one might address something
when the street name is on a numbered route, seems like it's on the data
consumer to fuzzy match appropriately to match an imperfect hit.
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