[Tagging] Addresses with PO Box, and other delivery type addresses.

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 23:24:00 UTC 2020


Hi,

While there are methods of entering street addresses there don't appear 
to be any way to enter addresses that use Post Office Boxes and other 
delivery types.

There is a proposal to may the existence of PO Boxes but no way to enter the address data for those that use them.

As well as PO Boxes there exits several types of delivery methods in Australia, below are listed all of the officially accepted types with their officially accepted abbreviations.

Care of Post Office  CARE PO

Community Mail Agent.  CMA

Community Mail Bag CMB

Community Postal Agent  CPA

General Post Office Box GPO BOX

Locked Bag LOCKED BAG

Mail Service MS

Post Office Box PO BOX

Roadside Delivery  RSD

Roadside Mail Box/Bag  RMB

Roadside Mail Service  RMS

Private Bag  PRIVATE BAG

These all appear in the same placement of the addressed article. Perhaps 
a new tag addr:delivery_type=* could be used?

Examples>

Mr Smith

PRIVATE BAG 32

Tennant Creek

Northern Territory  0862

addr:delivery_type=PRIVATE BAG 32

Mr Jones

GPO BOX 3

Sydney

NSW 2000

addr:delivery_type=GPO BOX 3

In these cases there is no house number, street. There are still 
city/state/country and postal codes.

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References?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadside_Mail_Box

https://www.staff.uwa.edu.au/facilities/mail/formats

https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/430096

https://www.barklyhomestead.com.au/ -'contact us' they use PMB for 
Private Mail Bag.

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