[Talk-ca] Cleanup of addr:country, addr:province, addr:state

Matthew Darwin matthew at mdarwin.ca
Fri Feb 16 17:40:15 UTC 2018


Hi all,

During the discussion of cleaning up municipality names in Canada, it 
was suggested that the addr:city could be removed entirely if the 
appropriate boundaries are defined.   I would hazard to guess (and 
will endeavour to investigate) that the addr:city and the boundaries 
do not always align in Canada (there are ~11300 administrative 
boundaries of some type and there are ~7000 unique addr:city tags)... 
so this will be a much more long term effort.

However, the provincial/territorial boundaries are defined, so 
removing the addr:country, addr:provice and addr:state tags might be a 
more reasonable at this time.  (addr:country is used ~94% less than 
addr:street)

Tags, by number of occurrences:

  167902 addr:country

   33252 addr:state

  179741 addr:province

2950115 addr:city

2942159 addr:street

2934341 addr:housenumber


-- 
Matthew Darwin
matthew at mdarwin.ca
http://www.mdarwin.ca

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