[Tagging] We should stop using hyphens to denote address ranges

Jarek PiĆ³rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Tue Aug 18 13:23:33 UTC 2020

On Mon, 17 Aug 2020 at 23:32, Paul White <pjwhite1010 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wanted to raise a concern about tagging house numbers on a building using a hyphen to denote the address range (e.g 33-55 Main Street).

Let's keep in mind there are also buildings in London and possibly
elsewhere which have a _single_ entrance and nevertheless a
"hyphenated " address, e.g. 4-5 Bonhill Street
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/157901333 and buildings nearby.

> This is a bad idea because some areas in the United States and possibly elsewhere use hyphenated street numbers for individual dwellings.[1]

Which are properly entered as addr:unit anyhow


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