[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Nov 2 14:38:02 GMT 2011

Steven Johnson <sejohnson8 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

This idea, of tagging address ranges within blocks, sounds like a good idea to me.  Some cities, such as Louisville, KY, put address ranges on street signs, which would make gathering such information easy in those cities.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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