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

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 16:25:51 UTC 2018

So what we are saying is the city field should be filled in not with the
physical city but with Canada Posts thoughts of the day?

Orleans is different.  It never was a municipality.

Cheerio John

On 19 February 2018 at 11:17, Matthew Darwin <matthew at mdarwin.ca> wrote:

> Hi John,
> I live in Kanata.  If I type my "<number> <street> Ottawa" into the Canada
> Post lookup tool (https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/postalcode/
> fpc.jsf?LOCALE=en), it helpfully corrects me to "Kanata".   Same for old
> "City of Nepean" addresses.   Try "1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata, ON"
> (Canadian Tire Center).
> As far as I know, within the City of Ottawa, everyone's postal address
> uses the pre-amalgamted city names while the city hasn't yet finished
> de-duplicating street names.   So addr:city should probably be filled in
> accordingly.
> On 2018-02-19 11:07 AM, john whelan wrote:
> I seem to recall from talking to Canada Post that Orleans is the only
> location for which that is true.  All of Orleans is located within Ottawa.
> So how do you tag it?  It is within the City of Ottawa these days.
> Thanks John
> On 19 February 2018 at 10:44, Matthew Darwin <matthew at mdarwin.ca> wrote:
>> Hi Clifford,
>> (It was good to meet you at SOTM US last year).
>> Thanks for your comments... The situation with addr:city appears to me to
>> be more complex than the situation with addr:province/addr:country, along
>> the lines of what you are mentioning. My personal home mailing address
>> cannot be resolved in OSM because the mailing address does not match any of
>> the boundaries.  (OSM boundaries are correct, but the official post address
>> cannot be resolved from the boundaries). So I have a feeling that addr:city
>> is going to be required, at least in some cases.
>> Do you have a view on addr:province/addr:state or addr:country?
>> US/Canada probably have more similarities than differences, so your input
>> is very welcome.
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