[Talk-GB] Postcodes

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Tue Jun 10 07:47:40 UTC 2014

Personally I’d say it’s better to place the postcode on the buildings, as they are delivery points, that the postcode relates to, whereas adding them to the street is both more complex, error prone and not tagging what the postcode actually relates to (i.e. the collection of delivery points).


On 20 May 2014, at 00:33, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:

> I personally put postcodes on buildings as in my two most common use cases (getting something delivered to my house, and using my GPS to get somewhere) I have become accustomed to being asked for a house number after supplying a postcode.
> I guess that tagging the street works (although you may need to split it into sections and add :right and :left tag extensions), but it's not something I do. You mentioned the postman walking up the street - well I guess you could say that the walk also includes the driveway up to the front of each house/letterbox.
> Whether nominatim works or not is a search problem, not a mapping one (i.e. not mapping for the nominatim).
> Rob
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