[talk-au] Adding residential properties?

Ross Scanlon info at 4x4falcon.com
Sat Dec 7 04:29:54 UTC 2013

 > But where should the node go? Referring to here
 > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_feature/associatedAddress
 > it seems like the address node should be inside an area assocated
 > with
 > the object it assigns an address to, but in the case of parcels of
 > land/buildings this wouldn't be the case

At the entrance to the property where known.  This would be just inside 
the boundary so matches what is above and the above is only a proposed 

Try adding some addresses then link to them to show what you've done. 
Mind you there'll still be six different responses.


On 07/12/13 13:32, Will Rouesnel wrote:
> I'm still a little confused about the separate node model (which seems
> to make more sense to me, in so far as it resolves better for dealing
> with some large areas like farms).
> i.e. my house's address node should logically be at the entrance where
> you can enter it, but that's outside a building and if I don't map land
> parcels is outside an area).
> I'm thinking just don't worry about it I guess - i.e. presumably at some
> point someone will get all the zoning from the local council and somehow
> upload that, at which point the address assignments would make sense
> provided I stuck address points at all the entrances?
> On 05/12/13 21:07, Ross Scanlon wrote:
>> I'd suggest you read these wiki pages:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Addresses
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Address
>> My personal opinion is that the address should be on a separate node
>> at the entrance to the property. This is preferred for disability
>> access programs.
>> It also takes into consideration that the address is unlikely to
>> change but the building or landuse may.
>> Cheers
>> Ross
>> On 05/12/13 19:34, Will Rouesnel wrote:
>>> A simple example starting with my own house - how should residential
>>> buildings be tagged?
>>> The block they sit on is more of a land use concern, but the specific
>>> buildings don't occupy the entire block - and seem like they should be
>>> tagged "house".
>>> Is this a correct way to go about things? The goal here would be to get
>>> my local area updated with street numbers so generated addresses can
>>> provide navigation to specific locations.
>>> Would it be correct to trace the outline of the blocks, and label them
>>> with the address and tag the land as "residential" use? Would this be
>>> likely to accomplish the overall goal (provide street numbers for my
>>> area)?
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