[Talk-ca] Orleans entering and finding addresses

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 13:26:17 GMT 2010

Geonames postcode doesn't seem to recognise Canadian post codes or at least
the ones I put in which I have entered some time ago.


However "merkley, ontario, ca" us found but "merkley, orleans, ca" is not in
OpenStreetMap Nominatim <http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/>

going further K1E3P6,ca points to Merkley Drive on the map with an address
of 1675 however this post code is one that should be on tenth line, a street
some 500 meters away, which has a number 1675, the numbers on Merkley are
all below 1,000.  There is no entry I can see in Josm for where the map
points to.

Could some one please give me the correct way to enter an address.  Should
the postcode be entered "K4A1M7" or "K$A 1M7" for example.

Does http://openstreetmap.ca/ contain any advice on how to enter addresses
so they can be found?

Is there a way to find out where K1E3P6,ca gets its information to point to
the wrong place so this can be corrected?

Thanks John

On 25 March 2010 08:31, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:

> john whelan wrote:
>> So whose definition of a City do we use?
> Perhaps 'place=suburb'(1) would work? This is how the neighbourhoods
> (Kensington Market, Chinatown, Church-Wellesley Village, etc.) of Toronto
> have been put on the map.(2)  This seems like it would be appropriate for
> areas like The Glebe too, though I don't think anyone writes "The Glebe" or
> "Kensington Market" on their mail.
>  If I wish to do a search for an address on the map what does GeoNames <
>> http://www.geonames.org/> and OpenStreetMap Nominatim <
>> http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/> use?
> I haven't been able to find the correct way of searching for places in my
> area using those services.  I think it might have to do with the 'is_in' tag
> not being set for most objects.
> (1) http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:place%3Dsuburb
> (2)
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=43.6549&lon=-79.3829&zoom=13&layers=B000FTF
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