[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Michal Migurski mike at stamen.com
Thu Nov 3 03:40:05 GMT 2011

On Nov 2, 2011, at 6:59 PM, Anthony wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
>>  If there's no difference between the blocks except for addressing, it adds
>> a needless extra step to map corrections.   Instead of selecting an entire
>> street with a single click to correct the name, change attributes etc, each
>> block would need to be selected, one at a time while checking that the
>> selection is correct by verifying that names within the selection all match.
> I guess, but there are already so many reasons to split ways that I
> think you're fighting a losing battle.  A better solution would be to
> adopt something like street relations, so that the name of a road
> isn't duplicated on every single way in the first place.

I'm not a fan of splitting ways, I'm also not a fan of street relations. I've been mapping for four years and only recently grokked route relations. I'd hate to impose that on anyone, and I like the way the Karlsruche schema nicely divides the address info from the street info.


michal migurski- mike at stamen.com

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