[Tagging] addr:street for routes

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Jul 31 17:00:12 UTC 2020


On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:24 AM Jmapb <jmapb at gmx.com> wrote:

> 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*.


I'd go with the official address.  It's not rare to find addresses in the
US where what goes on an envelope doesn't match what the street is actually
called.  Nor is it rare to find the wiki to be wrong, such as is the case
with lanes, where excluding lanes for motorcyclists and bicyclists is in
the wiki but fails on the ground verifiability.
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