[Tagging] Incomplete addresses

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 02:31:13 UTC 2020

I agree, it's pedantic to add the suburb and state since these can easily
be derived from the admin boundaries, and often from a ground survey you
won't be able to know the suburb anyway so best to just enter the data that
you can survey.

That said, it can still be useful to tag the suburb on the address node,
especially for properties near the border of two suburbs as the node might
end up falling on the other side of the admin boundary so you can't just
inherit it.

On Tue, 7 Jan 2020 at 13:06, Jarek PiĆ³rkowski <jarek at piorkowski.ca> wrote:

> On Mon, 6 Jan 2020 at 20:59, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Was wondering about how to bring this up when the ongoing discussion
> about building addresses started ...
> >
> > I've recently been working on Map Roulette errors, & while doing so,
> have come across quite a few cases where addresses haven't been completely
> entered.
> >
> > In Australia, the format for entering addresses (at least in iD!) is
> Unit (number); (Street) Number; Street name; Suburb; State & Postcode.
> >
> > I kept finding places with the street number & name entered, often
> together with the post code!, but with no suburb listed?
> >
> > Obviously, I have no idea which editor was used to map them, but
> shouldn't this sort of thing error to say "Incomplete address entered" or
> words to that effect?
> In Ontario we don't always map city and province in cases where that
> can be easily computed from other OSM data. Province is outright
> discouraged. When the administrative boundaries of municipalities and
> regions/states/provinces are fully mapped in OSM, requiring them also
> on every address node seems a bit pedantic (unless of course the
> address is computed wrongly otherwise).
> Though I'm sure local practice will vary across the world.
> --Jarek
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