[Talk-nz] [nzopengis] Re: Address import from LINZ address - help wanted

Chris Gadd waiuku at gmail.com
Sun Feb 11 05:10:08 UTC 2018

Thanks Eliot,

On alternate 2 there, an option would be to include the addr:flats key 
(https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:addr:flats). That seems like a 
good way to represent big apartment blocks, like 53 Cook St in Auckland, 
which doesn't render very nicely - at lower zoom levels (17-19) you get 
a random selection of numbered units which looks pretty cluttered, and 
you can't see all of them until you're at a zoom level of 21 or higher 

The downside of that approach seems to be that searching for a unit 
number doesn't work (in Openstreetmap.org and OsmAnd at least).

I'm leaning towards a mixed approach - show all the nodes (spaced out) 
for less than about 10 units (or whatever number fits clearly in the 
building footprint at zoom level 18), and a single node with an 
addr:flats key for larger apartment blocks. What do you think?

On 11/02/2018 2:02 PM, Eliot Blennerhassett wrote:
> On 06/02/18 20:18, Chris Gadd wrote:
>> On another note, JOSM warns about multiple nodes at a single location.
>> Your notes suggest spacing them out a bit, which avoids the warning but
>> potentially introduces some inaccuracy. For example, unless you know if
>> a block of flats runs alongside the road or perpendicular, whatever line
>> you draw could give the wrong impression. JOSM will allow you to upload
>> even with the warnings, so what's the reason for arbitrarily spacing them?
> Chris,
> As I understand it, it is an error in OSM to have multiple nodes a
> single location.
> Alternatives to spacing them out that I have used are:
> 1) Delete them all. (Leaving problem cases for a future update).
> 2) Delete all but one,  Delete the linz_id from that one, and remove the
> unit number from the address.   I.e. create a node with just the street
> number for the apartment block.
> --
> Eliot

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