[Tagging] addresses on buildings

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 06:04:20 UTC 2020


Perhaps I was not clear, what was pointed out is that it is sufficient
to have the address on the building, there is no need to repeat it on
the POI (besides the parts that are different such as unit_nr or
floor).
Although I now think that person said that it would be OK to have the
address on a separate node next to the POI, which does not work if you
only see a list of nearby Foobar POIs. In that list you want to see
addresses as well.



On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 6:40 AM Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:
>
> On 1/9/20 22:54, Marc Gemis wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Having the address can ensure one has the right POI when there are other
> similar ones in the area. Consider the rather infamous case of Houston's
> "Starbucks across the street from a Starbucks" (2029 and 2050 West Gray
> Street, near South Shepherd Drive). There are also the two different
> Starbucks locations in The Galleria (usually disambiguated by floor as
> one is ground level by the elevators and financial tower, one is on the
> second floor closer to the ice rink) which would at minimum have
> different unit numbers.
>
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