[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Steven Johnson sejohnson8 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 13:35:58 GMT 2011

Up to now, we've been talking largely about addresses as point features.
However, one thing I think would be good to have is block ranges on
streets. What I mean is a tag that indicates this is the 1000 block, the
1100 block, the 1200 block, etc. Rather than being a point feature attached
to buildings, it would be a tag associated with the way. It would be much
easier to implement, make the map renderings much more presentable at small
scales, and provide better address utility than presently exists.

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On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 09:16, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>
> wrote:
> > On 11/1/11 11:50 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> >> Is there a way for mapnik to only render features of a certain class
> >> if there's not more than a certain density of them?
> >>
> > i don't know about that, but i certainly think that the current default
> > mapnik rendering for openstreetmap.org is showing us too much addressing
> > detail. i'm not sure what showing the address interpolation ways here
> really
> > adds to the mapnik rendering for the average visitor to OSM
> It lets them know the address interpolation ways are there in the data.
> Isn't the average visitor to OSM a mapper?
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