[talk-au] Address tagging guidelines for Australia
stephane.guillou at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 03:00:10 UTC 2014
Thanks everyone for your input.
I wonder what was the rationale behind using abbreviations for countries
and states as I understood that the database must be as human-readable
Still, I will be following the recommendations on the Key:addr page for
However, I am still unsure about suburb vs city. Key:addr tells us to
watch out for the Australian definition of suburbs, and Wikipedia says
"In Australia and New Zealand, suburbs have become formalised as
geographic subdivisions of a city and are used by postal services in
As we are here tagging the address, I was wondering: are we tagging so
the addresses appear as they should when we use them (e.g. when we write
them on an envelope) - the original point of tagging an address I guess
- (in which case I would just go with addr:city=The Gap), or should we
understand the tags as literally as possible (in that case, I would go
addr:city=Brisbane and addr:suburb=The Gap).
What would be the best way to decide on a convention so we can add
guidelines for OSM-AU?
On 19/01/14 11:04, Ross Scanlon wrote:
> I'd suggest you check this page
> You'll see that the addr:country is supposed to be:
> "The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two letter country code in upper case."
> We are talking addresses not is_in.
> Also addr:state can be either but it tends to be the abbreviation.
> On 19/01/14 09:42, cleary wrote:
>> I prefer
>> which I understand is consistent with
>> While there is scope for abbreviations in certain special identified
>> categories, the norm remains that names written in full. It seems to me
>> that the "state", "state_code", "country" and "country_code" tags make
>> adequate provision for both.
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