[talk-au] Mapping houses and addresses in Sydney

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 22:19:00 UTC 2018

+1 for the LIP Imagery and Base Map.
I have been doing a few places - the shopping areas for tourist spots as 
that is where I think most of navigation demand is. At the centres of a 
block the street name is fairly obvious. The corners can be tricky for 
the street name .. but if the number flows sequentially in one direction 
and non sequentially in the other you can extrapolate that the street 
name is the same as for the sequential numbers.

In Sydneys CBD the LIP Imagery is fairly up to date, in Coffs Harbour 
the DigitalGlobe Standard Imagery is more upto date.

Good luck, there is a lot to do .. you may find it best to do the start 
and end of each street as a start to the house numbers, you 'll get more 
done and it will serve as a guide for the people trying to navigate.
Oh .. and it is not necessary to map the buildings .. you just need a 
node with the address information ..that will speed things up too. But 
for the shopping areas I have been adding the building outlines too.

On 04/06/18 05:12, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> On 3 June 2018 at 21:48, Dion Moult <dion at thinkmoult.com 
> <mailto:dion at thinkmoult.com>> wrote:
>     I've started using OSM more and more and I find it frustrating
>     that many house addresses are not available in OSM. I would like
>     to help by tracing many houses using ESRI as a base map (feel free
>     to audit my history on OSM under the name "Moult").  I would also
>     like to add address information (addr:housenumber and addr:street)
>     to these ways however I don't think that we are meant to be
>     copying from Google maps. Is there another map source that has
>     addresses that we can use? Perhaps some form of government
>     cadastre map? Is that allowed?
> What do you mean by "ESRI as a base map" do you mean the "ESRI World 
> Imagery" available in ID and JOSM? ESRI's map layers are not allowed, 
> just like Google Maps or Google Street View which must not be used as 
> we don't have the copyright permissions to use these.
> Joel H is right about the LPI Base Map as a source of addresses, which 
> we do have an explicit permission for (not the new OSMF waiver though).
> The building outlines are best obtained from the LPI Imagery which has 
> the highest resolution and isn't too old.
> Not sure how you would find the addr:street? I'd say don't add this 
> unless you know from a survey or local_knowledge, especially around 
> corners it can be tricky. Besides most of the time it can be guessed 
> already by data consumers snapping to the nearest road segment.
> PS. There is also GNAF which has address data Australia wide which you 
> can use with OSM, but not import into OSM. Personally I use this in a 
> lot of maps and mobile apps (OsmAnd, you should be able to get it into 
> maps.me <http://maps.me> too).
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