[Talk-GB] Quarterly Project: Addresses and Postcodes

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 10:35:56 UTC 2017


Doesn't its location within the UK make an explicit UK tag unnecessary? The
postcode, where present does usually indicate the other address details
(though very occasionally postcodes can include more than one street).
However we have no way of tagging attributes to a postcode rather than an
OSM object. Using associated street relations
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:associatedStreet might be an
option but seems a bit overly complicated.

On 19 October 2017 at 11:04, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> On 19/10/17 09:35, Adam Snape wrote:
> > So I'd tag Steve's example: name=The Spring River, addr:street=Talbot
> > Lane, addr:hamlet=Weldon, addr:suburb=Ebbsfleet Valley,
> > addr:city=Swanscombe, addr:postcode=DA10 1AZ
>
> One of those itches to be scratched that have been discussed elsewhere ...
> Do we really need to add 'addr:street=Talbot Lane, addr:hamlet=Weldon,
> addr:suburb=Ebbsfleet Valley, addr:city=Swanscombe,' to every object on
> the street? addr:postcode=DA10 1AZ provides that data and more besides
> and only needs augmenting with a house name/number for an address. With
> all the other data manipulation tools being discussed, one which
> provides common data for an object is long overdue.
>
> Looking at the long format, should it not also include
> addr:country=United Kingdom so that one knows just how to validate the
> postcode anyway ... although I am tending towards addr:postcode:UK=DA10
> 1AZ so that one can pick up the correct secondary data easily ...
>
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