[Tagging] Street and Sub-Street in Address Tagging

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 15 21:24:20 UTC 2021

Have a look through this discussion, watching out for "Dependent
Thoroughfare" (which is what Royal Mail would consider "Bar Cottages" to


Please let's not repeat the whole discussion again.... I know it's the
"OSM way" to avoid drawing these discussions to a close with some kind
of consensus but people lose the will to live after the same question
comes up repeatedly. The fact that the issue is resurfacing now
indicates that a proper solution is actually needed to the question of
how to map the elements of a valid UK postal address to OSM tags (or a
decision that an element should NOT be mapped).

On 2021-01-15 21:17, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> I guess there's no doubt about addr:housenumber=1   and 2 
> For the rest, we could consider addr:place and addr:suburb, the first is used when the numbering does not refer to a street but to a settlement, addr:suburb is used for parts of settlements (and has no bearing on the question to what the housenumber refers to). "Foo Road" exists in proximity, and it seems to be used in the addr, it is tempting to add it as addr:street, and Bar Cottages as addr:suburb, but as the numbering suggests this is not part of Foo Road, so a different interpretation could be: 
> no addr:street 
> addr:place=Bar Cottages, Foo Road 
> but it only makes sense if there is a place named Bar Cottages (i.e. the houses were "Bar Cottages") 
> If you cannot make any semantic sense of the addresses, with addr:full you can at least record the address as it is used. ;-) 
> Cheers, 
> Martin 
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