[OSM-talk] Classification of ways. (was: Statistics on planet.osm.gz)

Robert Scott lists at riscott.ukfsn.org
Thu Apr 13 16:42:51 BST 2006

On Thursday 13 Apr 2006 16:20, Tom Carden wrote:
> In situations like the one you describe I don't think we lose anything
> by having one "street" represented by two separate "ways".  There are
> other methods we could use to semantically link them again, for
> example they might share the same postcode.


The only problem I can think of this causing is when someone implements street 
name searching (a la google maps) and the database comes up with:

"Did you mean: Dudley Street, Bedford or Dudley Street, Bedford?"

As they are two separate entries to the database.


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