[OSM-talk] Are there any ways with street number ranges in the OSM database?

Dan Putler dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Tue Dec 9 17:56:53 GMT 2008

Hi Jochen, Christoph, and Maarten,

Thanks for the detailed and complete discussion of the current state of
house number addressing in OSM, it was very useful. Given the related,
and very active, "addressing" thread, it sounds like several issues need
to be ironed out before there is a "final" OSM addressing scheme. From a
practical point of view, it should be possible to do street intersection
geocoding using OSM data as it currently exists, but the use of OSM data
for other forms of geocoding is a work in progress.


On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 22:52 +0100, Jochen Topf wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 10:31:21PM +0100, Christoph Eckert wrote:
> > > My understanding (which may not be
> > > correct) is that the development of a house number range tagging scheme
> > > is something of an open issue at this point, but based on a thread from
> > > April on this list ("house number revisited", started by Martijn van
> > > Exel) some people have been tagging ways.
> > 
> > there's the "Karlsruhe model", see the wiki[1] for details. In Karlsruhe, 
> > [...]
> You can also use the OSM Inspector to get a better idea how things are
> tagged. Karlsruhe is here for instance:
> http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=addresses&lon=8.36448&lat=49.02825&zoom=17
> Jochen
Dan Putler
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia

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