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

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 13:38:34 UTC 2021

No_address is different from no_house umber.
My house in the UK has no housenumber, but a name.

Also there are countries,  where the street name plus house number or name
is not used. Addresses are expressed differently.

On Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 12:17 Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging, <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Jan 18, 2021, 01:49 by mnalis-openstreetmaplist at voyager.hr:
> On Sun, 17 Jan 2021 10:41:24 -0500, Alan Mackie <aamackie at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jan 2021 at 10:14, Tobias Zwick <osm at westnordost.de> wrote:
> The discussion has been revolving around earthquakes in Croatia mostly,
> Thanks Tobias, talk has indeed mostly converged on only one half of the
> question
> posted (so far). I'll try in this subthread to help focus on SC case
> exclusively.
> Personally I have no problem with tag indicating that according to survey
> there
> is no house number for given building.
> So for example building=yes representing garage would end with
> building=yes
> noaddress=yes
> And repeat for 200 nearby garage building and sheds.
> Or, if 100% certainty (does such even exist in life, much less in OSM?)
> was
> an absolute requirement for "noaddress=yes", then value
> "noaddress=probably"
> or something similar might be considered as an option?
> address:signed=no?
> 1. could get tedious very quickly in areas with many separate garages sheds
> etc., I presume this is why the address query is normally suppressed until
> after building type ID in the first place.
> It would be choice for user - while the default in SC currently is to map
> firstly building type and (some time later) the address; the user which
> wanted to focus only on important tags might want to reverse that order
> (or even to skip building type quest altogether).
> And right now it is not really possible - SC will not ask address quest
> for building=yes,
> one of main reasons is avoiding of adding noaddress=yes on
> sheds/garages/etc
> tagged as building=yes
> [A] There are multiple problems and reasons why person might not want to
> map
> explicit building type via "building" key: it might not be easy or
> possible to know what was original purpose of the building was:
> Was it originally built as a hangar, or a garage, or a shed or a
> warehouse?
> If it is not visible at all (building heavily reconstructed so that it
> changed form) then tagging current form is OK.
> - factory building completely reconstructed into apartments is
> building=apartments
> - factory building housing museum with building shape/style/substance
> remaining
> is building=factory (or building=industrial or...)
> - apartments building used as place of worship is building=apartments
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