[Talk-GB] addressing (was addr:place)

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sun Oct 26 22:41:56 UTC 2014

On 26/10/14 21:58, Andy Street wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:27:11 +0000
> Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net> wrote:
>> We in OSM can do SO much better and we must not use the imaginary,
>> spurious and wholly wrong concept of Royal Fail's postal town. Postal
>> towns are not real and have no place in OSM.
> Okay, now I'm confused! I know what Royal Mail considers my address to
> be and that includes a post town. If post towns have "no place in OSM"
> then presumably we have either adopted another addressing standard or
> created our own. Can someone please point me in the direction of a
> document describing how addresses in OpenStreetMap are derived?
Addresses are allocated by Local Authorities, not Royal Mail. I use the 
address the LA recognise, plus the postcode which, AFAIK, Royal Mail do 

Is this contentious?

How can you determine the postal town from a survey?

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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