[OSM-talk] addressing

Christoph Eckert ce at christeck.de
Tue Dec 9 00:07:16 GMT 2008


> But meanwhile - mostly because it is so easy to do in JOSM - many people
> simply tag the whole shebang (addr:country, addr:town, addr:post_code,
> addr:street, addr:house_number) onto every house node.

though I attended the workshop where we developed the scheme, I think we 
meanwhile could do better. Using the proposal of a street relation[1], we 
could easily make linking housenames to streets much more robust and 
reliable. Just add the nodes with the house names to those relations. 
Counting them in the planet file shows a significant amount:
bzcat relations-latest.osm.bz2 | grep -i 'tag k="type" v="street"' | wc -l 

I just posted an example:

I also put it as a proposal to the wiki. If it's not appreciated, feel free to 
edit it[2] :) .

HTH & best regards,


[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Collected_Ways
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/

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