[talk-au] Adding residential properties?

Will Rouesnel w.rouesnel at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 07:34:56 UTC 2013

Ok this is what I got from a brief walk around the neighborhood with 
OSMPad on my phone:


The addresses line up to the post-box / domestic entrances where 
possible - my motivation here is to get places I travel to give 
accurate GPS coordinates from things like OSMAnd.

The biggest problem at the moment seems to be the Bing imagery has a 
couple meter shift in this area, so things line up but the roads are 
offset a bit - I can't decide whether to recenter my points around the 
roads or not, since presumably if it's ever correct a big shift would 
then line everything up nicely.

On Sat 07 Dec 2013 15:29:54 EST, Ross Scanlon wrote:
> > 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 feature.
> Try adding some addresses then link to them to show what you've done.
> Mind you there'll still be six different responses.
> Cheers
> Ross
> 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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