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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 02:22:58 UTC 2020


I agree with "addr:mail=*" as a tag to add to guesthouses, shops,
farms and other businesses, as a way to send letters and perhaps small
parcels, which might be delivered to a PO Box or some rural delivery
system, rather than to the physical address of the shop, business or
other public feature.

But I would caution against adding this to private house features, due
to privacy laws in some countries.

-- Joseph Eisenberg

On 3/21/20, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21/3/20 9:00 am, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, 20 Mar 2020 at 21:55, Jan Michel <jan at mueschelsoft.de
>> <mailto:jan at mueschelsoft.de>> wrote:
>>
>>     Yes. We shouldn't have a separate tag for each and every company that
>>     offers such services.
>>
>>
>> No, that get's very unwieldy, very quickly, especially when you get
>> several different ways of spelling the same thing, as just
>> demonstrated with PO boxes.
>
>
> Here Post offices are the only ones that 'deliver' to PO Boxes. Very few
> outside contractors interface with the Post Office to enable PO Box
> delivery. Similar comments for RMBs etc. I think similar comments
> applies to other PO Boxes around the world?
>
> For remote places again few contractors would be delivering to a
> specific place, they usually contact the place and have them come and
> pick up from their 'local' depot.
>
> That trip can be a few hours there and a few hours back. For this reason
> most remote places prefer the official Post Office delivery system as it
> gets the mail closer to them.
>
>
> As for different ways of spelling/formatting. Mistakes will occur just
> as they do in naming streets with 'Rd' or 'rd' rather than Road. In any
> country where there is an officially desired spelling/format then that
> can be referenced and values corrected to it.
>
>
> For 'other' delivery providers they may prefer to use the other addr keys?
>
>
> I refer to the 'address' of t|he Barkly Homestead;
> |
> "PRIVATE MAIL BAG 32
> Tennant Creek
> Northern Territory  0862
>
> Australia"
>
>
> At present within OSM there is no contact nor address information there.
>
> https://www.barklyhomestead.com.au/
>
> For other deliveries?
>
> " 19.7107° S, 135.8275° E
>
> Situated on the Barkly Highway
>
> between Tennant Creek - NT and Camooweal - QLD"
>
> Note - no house number, lot number etc... locals and those traveling
> through will simply 'know' of its location.
>
>>
>>     The value of the tag should be what needs to be on
>>     the address label and this has to contain information on the kind
>>     of box
>>     or the operator.
>>
>>
>> Yep, in whichever format it appears
>
> The format may change from country to country. I listed what is
> officially accepted by the Post Office here.
>
> OSM will need to accept that formats will change, as may the language.
>
> I am occasionally questioned when sending things overseas as to the
> address, it being particularly long.
>
> My relatives assure me that it is correct and needed to ensure correct
> delivery.
>
>>
>> On Fri, 20 Mar 2020 at 21:32, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:pla16021 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     How about
>>     addr:mail or addr:delivery?
>>
>>
>> I'd suggest addr:mail= whatever you want to list out of all of Warin's
>> options (+ undoubtedly more)!
>>
>
> Whatever key is used there will need to be some sort of format of the
> value to identify CRLF, particularly if the key is to carry the entire
> address (country, postcode, state, town/city/ etc) in the format wanted
> by the delivering organization. I am assuming that the complete address
> will need to be placed here as it may vary from what is entered in the
> other addr tags.
>
>



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