[Talk-GB] UK street addressing

Alan Mackie aamackie at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 15:50:18 UTC 2020


I'm also unclear how to tag numbered houses in named terraces.

addr:housename doesn't seem appropriate if they are shared along an entire
row and addr:street already has a value.

I've also run into this for blocks of flats. "Block B" doesn't seem like a
housename either? The addr:block tags seems to be for named city blocks.

Do we have some sort of local grouping tag?

On Sun, 20 Dec 2020 at 10:32, ndrw <ndrw6 at redhazel.co.uk> wrote:

> On 20/12/2020 12:45, Dave Abbott wrote:
> > There is a page at
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Rjw62/UK_Address_Mapping
> > which mentions "suggested tags" but there is no evidence that this is
> > in use. If correct I would be tagging as -
> >
> > addr:housenumber=99
> > addr:street=Postal Street
> > addr:town=Smalltown
> > addr:city=Largertown
> >
> This is correct, although there is no consensus wrt to the tag used for
> Smalltown. I'm using one of addr:villlage|suburb|town myself. There was
> a proposal to switch to addr:locality only, which I argued against in
> the past, but it would indeed match RM addressing better and often
> classification of the locality is unclear.
>
> This is not the only problem with RM<->OSM address tagging. RM defines
> following address structure:
>
> Dependent thoroughfare
>         addr:place (?)
> Thoroughfare
>         addr:street
> Double dependent locality
>         addr:hamlet|district (?)
> Dependent locality
>         addr:town|village|suburb|locality (?)
> Post Town
>         addr:city
> Postcode
>         addr:postcode
>
>
> This often becomes an issue when mapping business parks,
> hospital/university campuses etc.
>
> ndrw6
>
>
>
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