[Tagging] noaddress=yes and (possibly) implicit buildings

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 19:57:06 UTC 2021

If the number on the building is different from the number in the
government database, it is much more likely that the official database is

Please remember that highly-organized European governments are the
exception (even in Europe, perhaps? I hear things in Italy, Spain, Greece,
and Russia are not like in Austria or Germany).

We should map what is visible in the real world. If the official database
is wrong, then it needs to be changed, or the number on the house needs to
be changed, but we map what exists, not what should be.

-- Joseph Eisenberg

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 11:53 AM Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jan 2021 20:40:28 +0100
> Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree with Alan that the number on the ground should go in
> addr:housenumber
> So you prefer wrong and misleading data in OSM, great idea. So many
> people misunderstand the on-the-ground rule in OSM :( It is meant to be
> an arbitrary in unclear cases - the examples I gave are definitely not
> for locals.
> --
> Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner
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