[talk-ph] several variations of postcodes in osm-ph

ian lopez ian_lopez_1115 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 15 13:27:21 BST 2009

Regarding the redundancy/coterminus ares issue: Makati City is notorious for having two or more postal codes within the some barangays (Bangkal - 1231, 1233; Bel-Air - 1200, 1209, 1226, 1227; Forbes Park - 1219, 1220; Dasmariñas - 1221, 1222; Magallanes - 1231, 1232; Pio del Pilar - 1200, 1230, 1231; San Antonio - 1200, 1203; San Lorenzo - 1200, 1223, 1224, 1226, 1228, 1229; Urdaneta - 1200, 1225, 1226), and some areas that are in different jurisdictions have the same postal code (Kaunlaran Village in Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas cities - 1409). Even worse, some barangays within Metro Manila don't have assigned postal codes (like some areas in Mandaluyong, San Juan and Pateros AFAIK)

addr:postcode is okay for nodes, but can we place postal_code=* for ways (like buildings and streets)? I don't mind if one street is within a single postal code (which makes it easy to add the postal_code tag), but for streets that pass through many postal codes, adding add=postcode in nearby nodes could be a good solution instead of dividing street ways, then adding separate postal_code tags (which I did when tagging postal codes on streets).

--- On Tue, 9/15/09, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:

From: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [talk-ph] several variations of postcodes in osm-ph
To: "Eugene Alvin Villar" <seav80 at gmail.com>
Cc: "osm-ph" <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 11:49 AM

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I suggest using addr:postcode exclusively.
> Zip codes in the Philippines is really meant to facilitate addressing and
> addr:postcode
 does that nicely.
+1 here

> Redundancy issue:
> The issue above (of which key to use to store zip codes) is separate from
> the issue of whether we should tag *all* POIs in a zip code area with the
> zip code or to just draw a zip code polygon around the POIs. (Note that
> practically all zip code areas are coterminous to administrative boundaries
> like barangays, cities, and municipalities anyway.)
When a new barangay is created, does Philpost create a new postcode as well?
[ping or buzz]  Rally

> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM, maning sambale
> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Follow-up.
>> the is_in:zip may came from data imports.
>> OSM map features actually recommends two:
>> addr:postcode -
 normally attached to an address node/way of a POI
>> postal_code - same as above, but can be applied to streets as well
>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:22 AM, maning sambale
>> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > There are several key tag for philippine postcodes in the Philippines.
>> >
>> > addr:postcode
>> > postal_code
>> > is_in:zip
>> >
>> > Often, these postcodes is attached to a POI.  Can we "standardize"?  Any
>> > ideas?

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