[OSM-talk] addressing

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Tue Dec 9 13:12:48 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 03:00:04PM +0100, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Matt Amos wrote:
> > exactly - so why say that the nearest road with a particular name is
> > the addressable road? better to indicate exactly which way is the
> > addressing element and leave routing for the "via" elements.
> No, not "indicate which way is the addressing element" (because the 
> object may even have a street name without the street existing in OSM) - 
> simply put the street name with the object and that's it. In my eyes, 
> the address is a name, not a pointer to an object that has "addressing 
> quality".

The Czech Republic seems to be one of the busiest users of the Karlsruhe
model. They seem to have imported house numbers from somewhere as there
are many cases where there are house number nodes, but the corresponding
street is missing.

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