[Tagging] addr:street for routes

Sarah Hoffmann lonvia at denofr.de
Fri Jul 31 20:24:22 UTC 2020

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 03:44:13PM -0400, Jmapb wrote:
> On 7/31/2020 1:00 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > 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
> Sometimes the official address is unclear. Example, the firehouse at
> housenumber 58. The fire department website says "58 NY-214", the county
> records list the parcel address as "58 Route 214" with "Route 214 PO Box
> 281" as the mailing address. The USPS website likes the address "58
> State Route 214" which is what I put for now.

Put one of the variants into addr:street and then all the variants
as alternative names onto the road. Obviously that stretch of road
is referred to under all these names, so this is what we should map.
It really doesn't matter that the road has officially no name. The
goal is to map what's on the ground.

As far as the wiki goes: it would be more precise to say that
addr:street should have _one of the names_. old_name, local_name,
name:es, ref, they all will do.


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