[Tagging] RFC 2 - addr:interval

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Wed Jan 6 23:36:38 UTC 2021

Very well, *I* don't want housenumbers to turn into regexes.

Nor do I want to positively assert the existence of specific
intermediate addresses in a range, some or all of which may not exist.

I doubt I'm alone in either of these desires.


> if "174-190" is literally used in the real world, then it is not a
> range. i thought you were just saying that 174-190 means is not the
> literally number but in stead a range of real numbers with or ex a
> person will say he lives at #188, not at #174-190.
The mapper (in this case, that's jmapb) doesn't know. It may be either.
It's entirely reasonable, in context, that the official address of the
entrance in question might be "174-190 23rd Street".  Yes, it's
obviously derived from a range, but using the whole range as the
housenumber in the official address does happen! Unless I know
otherwise, I want someone who's searching for "174-190 23rd Street" to
be able to find it. The good news is that currently, using Nominatim,
they can -- all I have to do is put what's written on the door into


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