[Talk-GB] UPRN & USRN Tagging

Tony OSM tonyosm9 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 16:13:15 UTC 2020

Agree with ref:GB:uprn and ref:GB:usrn.

Yes we do need to understand the data. If a usrn is given to a road, 
then the road is extended is the extension included in the original usrn 
or given a new usrn. Plenty of scope for decisions when using in OSM.


On 03/07/2020 16:55, Robert Skedgell wrote:
> 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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