[Tagging] Incomplete addresses

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 04:56:47 UTC 2020

On Tue, 7 Jan 2020 at 12:06, Jarek PiĆ³rkowski <jarek at piorkowski.ca> wrote:

> 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

On Tue, 7 Jan 2020 at 12:33, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree, it's pedantic to add the suburb and state since these can easily
> be derived from the admin boundaries

Guess that makes me pedantic then! :-)

> 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

Yep, this is something I've often seen in OSMAND, which stubbornly tells me
that this street doesn't exist, despite it being in OSM :-(

OK then, I won't worry too much about it (but will still "fix" them when I
spot them! :-))


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