[Talk-us] San Diego Address Import Update

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Tue Nov 10 16:09:14 UTC 2015

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Tod Fitch <tod at fitchdesign.com> wrote:

> So what is a good definition for what should go in the addr:city tag? If
> it is based on being within a formal administrative boundary then we may
> not need the tag at all as it should be easy for a data consumer to detect
> that. I have come to the conclusion that the addr:city is best to indicate
> what the locals feel their town name is. In the western US my impression is
> that has a high correlation with the USPS designation. Further, when
> dealing with any financial or government entity, it seems the city they
> want to hear about is the one the post office delivers to, not some subset
> or superset defined by a formal boundary of an incorporated town or city.
> So equating the post office town name with the OSM addr:city value seems
> proper to me.


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