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

Thibault Molleman thibaultmolleman at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 11:40:11 UTC 2020

A lot of those types of apartment buildings in my area (and i assume other
places in Belgium as well) don't have a "building housenumber", only the
individual flat housenumbers.

Making a node for every single flat just looks bad on the map. And I agree
that it just makes more sense to put it on the one node/way.

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020, 11:53 Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Aug 22, 2020, 11:43 by andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com:
> On Sat, 22 Aug 2020 at 17:25, Thibault Molleman <
> thibaultmolleman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Could you use https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:addr:flats? Leaving
> unit/apartment/flat numbers out of the addr:housenumber.
> It depends - are there actually separate house numbers assigned to each
> apartment?
> (yes, it happens -  similarly to some places that assigned house numbers
> to every single
> house, shed and separate address for every single door of a garage)
> Or is there a house number (assigned to building or building complex) and
> separate
> unit/apartment/flat number? In such case addr:housenumber =
> A1;A2;A3;A4;A5;A6;A7;A8;A9;A10;A11
> would be misuse of the tag.
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