[Talk-GB] UK street addressing

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Dec 20 15:52:42 UTC 2020

On 2020-12-20 16:30, ndrw 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 (?)

This is unlikely to be a good match. An example of a Dependent
Thoroughfare would be "2, Orchard Cottages, Green Lane" where "Orchard
Cottages" is the Dependent Thoroughfare. 

> 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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