[Tagging] addresses on buildings

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 04:54:40 UTC 2020


Recently someone told me that addresses are not important for POIs,
and perhaps he was right.
Suppose I want to navigate to a particular shop in that mall. I tell
the router I need to go to that shop. If the point of that shop is
properly mapped and all footways from the parking and indoor corridors
are mapped, the router should be able to take me there. Does it matter
that the POI has an address, or that it is put on the building,
perhaps not, as long as its coordinate are correct.

OTOH, when one of my friends lives in a large apartment building
complex, I do only have an address. So perhaps the building has
multiple entrances, which are marked with different house numbers,
groups of flat numbers, or something else. In that case, I want to be
able to navigate to the correct entrance. For that, the navigation
software needs to bring me to the correct entrance. Unlike malls,
apartment buildings often require you to choose the right entrance and
you cannot go from one part of the building to the other. So here the
address(es) should go on the entrances.

Furthermore if I want to send a mail (paper-type) to a shop, it is
interesting to know its correct address, and having only a general
address on the building does not help.

So yes, different usage might require different mapping.

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:06 AM marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Le 06.01.20 à 08:47, Florian Lohoff a écrit :
> > If you have HUGE Buildings i use a node with an address.
>
> it's amazing the difference in usage.
> I find that addr nodes are very problematic for hudge buildings like
> shopping malls or train stations. the localisation of the node forces
> the routing to go to a specific location when you may be closer to
> another entrance.
> By putting the address on the building, you can not only allow quality
> reverse geocoding for the whole building, but also allow advanced
> routing to select the closest entry instead of going to the preferred
> entry of the contributor who entered the address.
>
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