[Talk-ca] Orleans entering and finding addresses
jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 18:37:04 GMT 2010
Just to add complexity K1E3P6,ca has now returned the correct location on
the map. Looking in JOSM the postcode on that address is entered K1E3P6 and
not as "K1E 3P6".
On 25 March 2010 09:26, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
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