[Tagging] addr:street for routes

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Fri Jul 31 16:24:06 UTC 2020

Hi all, what's the best way to tag the addr:street of an address along a
highway route?

Example, I'm mapping houses and POIs along NY 212:

Some segments of the route are tagged name=Main Street and the addresses
there use Main Street for their street name -- easy.

But most of the ways in the route have no valid name. Segments were
imported from TIGER with name=State Highway 214 but that's been removed
in favor of ref=NY 214. Written addresses found in government data and
POI signs/websites/business cards are various: Highway 214, Route 214,
State Highway 214, State Route 214, NY Route 214, New York 214, NY-214,
etc. Most buildings are signed with a housenumber only.

Is it best to simply tag addr:street=NY 214, matching the ref tag of the
segment and the name tag of the route? This isn't consistent with the
wiki, which specifically says addr:street should match the *name* of a
nearby *way*.

Thanks, Jason

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