[Tagging] RFC 2 - addr:interval

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 08:19:10 UTC 2021

Is it a problem to allow a more structured variant allowing better
interpretation and added value while the unstructured values are handled as
they are now?

Peter Elderson

Op wo 6 jan. 2021 om 11:15 schreef Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch>:

> Changing semantics for an existing widely unstructured tag
> (addr:housenumber) is a really bad idea (not to mention one of the most
> used ones). It really doesn't matter if you are using | - or any other
> character for the additional information it just isn't going to end well.
> In this case it is even more absurd because in practical terms (OSMOSE,
> OSMI etc) even the simple list form of addr:housenumber is disputed (with ,
> or ; as delimiter).
> To lighten things up though
> https://twitter.com/sp8962/status/617622144625831936
> Am 03.01.2021 um 17:23 schrieb ipswichmapper--- via Tagging:
> Hello,
> This is another RFC for the proposal "addr:interval". This page has been
> moved twice, and has changed significantly from the original proposal.
> Since discussion has stagnated a bit, I have decided to create a new RFC
> with specific goals in mind:
>    1. The wiki page contains three "options" to chose from to help tag a
>    range of addresses. Which one is the best? Please discuss.
>    2. Are there any more *simple* options (other than the three on the
>    wiki page) so to discern between single housenumbers that contain hypens
>    and a range of addresses?
>    3. How will this be implimented into software (e.g. geocoders like
>    Nominatim)?
> Thanks,
> IpswichMapper
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