[Talk-us] Address Standard

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Mon Aug 16 21:58:11 BST 2010


On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Dale Puch <dale.puch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, personally there is what is, what should be, and what is practical.
>
> The directional prefix/suffix absolutely should not be dropped from any
> streets.  Even ones that are simple straight lines that change N/S or E/W at
> a point along it.  Treat them as 2 different streets.
>
> What to abbreviate...  nothing in the database.  Let the renders ect. decide
> what to or not to.

I don't understand that.  If the name of the street is "Dale Mabry
Highway" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Mabry_Highway), we should
tag the name as "Dale Mabry Highway".  Not "North Dale Mabry Highway"
and "South Dale Mabry Highway".

> The database would be much better with the address broken into well defined
> parts.

Fine, add a separate key for the address.  The name of the highway is
"Dale Mabry Highway", not "North Dale Mabry Highway".  The *address*
is "North Dale Mabry Highway", but the address is not the same as the
name of the road.



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