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

Alan Richards alarobric at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 17:52:01 UTC 2018


I typically remove these tags when I come across them, as yes, I've heard
the same argument that they're redundant.

I like all this cleanup you've been doing with phone numbers, addresses,
etc. Kudos!

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM, Matthew Darwin <matthew at mdarwin.ca> wrote:

> 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 Darwinmatthew at mdarwin.cahttp://www.mdarwin.ca
>
>
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