[Talk-GB] UPRN & USRN Tagging

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Fri Jul 3 15:55:15 UTC 2020

Surely these should be ref:GB:uprn and ref:GB:usrn, as UK is not an ISO
3166-1 alpha-2 country code?

Having had a quick look at USRN data, it appears that roads may have
more than one USRN, as a road may have more than one of 'Designated
Street Name', 'Officially Described Street', 'Numbered Street' and
'Unofficial Street Name'. In addition to this, some streets appear to
have a UPRN for the 'street record'.

On 03/07/2020 15:31, Tony OSM wrote:
> As we have access to the data and Robert Whittaker has produced a great
> UPRN locations map, how are we planning to tag OSM objects?
> ref:UK:uprn and ref:UK:usrn
> have been suggested as tags - I think this is the way to go.
> There is also Key:ref:NPLG:UPRN:1 in the wiki.
> Question: Should uprn be applied to the building outline or to a node?
> The OS data applies them as nodes, they are assigned by local
> authorities to a location as a node.
> The uprn is applied to many objects even bus shelters, and individual
> flats within a block; there may be what appear to be duplicates.
> I suggest that for OSM buildings or building parts which are
> individually linkable to a uprn then the uprn is assigned to the
> building way outline; otherwise to an OSM node if the mapper deems
> appropriate
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