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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sat Aug 22 09:47:23 UTC 2020

I would say that such tagging is 100% fine and I would
consider it superior to addr:housenumber = A1-A11.

It would be probably nicer to map individual apartments in such case with
their own addr:housenumber (what may require asking people living there),
but in many cases it is probably not viable. And may be outright impossible
in some places.

Aug 22, 2020, 09:23 by thibaultmolleman at gmail.com:

> So what's the consensus on an apartment building (way) that has mailboxes for each person who has an apartment there.
> I've just been tagging those as:
> addr:housenumber = A1;A2;A3;A4;A5;A6;A7;A8;A9;A10;A11
> (Semicolon, because that's what the wiki recommends for multiple values iirc)
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 21:36 Topographe Fou <> letopographefou at gmail.com> > wrote:
>> then why not using addr:interpolation=no to state that the hyphen in addr:housenumber does not define a range ? I think everyone would be happy and it will not break current tagging schema. QA tools would raise a warning if there is an hyphen and no addr:interpolation tag. Default rule might be that an hyphen denotes (or not... Or both... I don't care) a range.
>> LeTopographeFou
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>> Cc:>>  >> matkoniecz at tutanota.com>> ; >> tagging at openstreetmap.org
>> Objet:>>  Re: [Tagging] We should stop using hyphens to denote address ranges
>> Aug 20, 2020, 15:50 by >> andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>> :
>>>> And it may be useful to have tag to mark "yes this is actually a single housenumber despite
>>>> that includes hyphen or something else that suggests range"  
>>> I would assume that to be the default, when there are multiple addresses best to mark them all out individually or use a linear way with the address at the start and end nodes and addr:interpolation on the line (as a first pass before mapping them out individually) 
>> But given that addr:housenumber=1-3  may represent either case it would be nice to be able to state this.
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