[Talk-GB] Tagging post towns and other addressing issues in the UK
ndrw6 at redhazel.co.uk
Sun Jan 27 22:51:14 UTC 2019
On 28 January 2019 06:17:04 GMT+08:00, David Woolley <forums at david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
>On 27/01/2019 21:21, Colin Smale wrote:
>> Organisation Organisation Name 60 n/a
>> Department Name 60 n/a
>> Premises Sub Building Name 30
What about the Sub Building Name?
>> Building Name 50 addr:housename
>> Building Number 4 addr:housenumber
>> Thoroughfare Dependent Thoroughfare Name 60
>This is the one that actually normally causes questions. It is quite
>common to have named terraces, and to have runs of maisonettes numbered
>within a name.
Good point.I would also add campuses in this category. Although I am not 100% sure if that's how they are classified in PAF.
>> Dependent Thoroughfare Descriptor 20
>> Thoroughfare Name Street 60 addr:street
>> Thoroughfare Descriptor 20
>> Locality Double Dependent Locality Small villages 35
>> Dependent Locality 35
>> Post town 30 addr:city
>Firstly, addr in OSM is generally postal, not geographical. As
>indicated elsewhere containment (or is_in) define the geographical
True, but full address would still include extra information. We can infer addr:country and addr:county from admin areas but everything else should be _possible_ to tag.
>Secondly, in practice the only parts of the address you need are the
>detailed destination point code and the post code. However, I
>discovered that the postie on the beat also needs the street name to
>avoid having to look it up from the postcode.
It should still be possible to encode a typical full address with tags. Sometimes people will want extract the full address from OSM, sometimes they will want to search for a part of it. Even if someone is searching for a house number and a postcode alone it is useful to see if e.g. a street name of the result matches expectations.
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