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

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Wed Dec 10 18:42:50 GMT 2008

If you need a city with exhaustively mapped addresses have a look at
some of the Czech cities, for instance Prague:


It looks like they have a node for every address.


On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 09:04:35AM -0800, Dan Putler wrote:
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Are there any ways with street number ranges in the
> 	OSM database?
> From: Dan Putler <dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca>
> To: Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org>
> Cc: talk <talk at openstreetmap.org>
> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:04:35 -0800
> Hi Jochen,
> The purpose for my inquiry on this topic was to see if there was an area
> that has been extensively addressed, and could be used for the
> demonstration site we are trying to develop for PAGC. Based on the
> thread, it appears the Karlsruhe is the most extensively addressed area
> at this point, but only a fairly small proportion of it has been
> addressed at this point, too small a proportion to be used for the PAGC
> demonstration site at this moment (this will likely change in the future
> as more of the city is addressed). This was really the upshot of my
> comment about using OSM for geocoding being a work in progress.
> As I know you are aware, postal addresses are very messy things, that
> differ from country to country (and even jurisdiction to jurisdiction in
> some cases). As a result, I think you are correct that a one size fits
> all tagging scheme will never be developed (or would even be desirable).
> Having said this, from a data user point of view, keeping the number of
> different schemes to the minimal acceptable number really makes life
> easier.
> Dan
> On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 11:52 +0100, Jochen Topf wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 09:56:53AM -0800, Dan Putler wrote:
> > > 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
> > 
> > I never expect there to be one final addressing scheme. The Karlsruhe
> > scheme was intended as: We start here in Karlsruhe with something that
> > might work for us. If it also works for you thats fine, if not maybe you
> > can amend it, if it still doesn't fit, come up with something entirely
> > new. So far the scheme has seen some amendments and has more than 900
> > users who have used it. We'll see where it goes.
> > 
> > > 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.
> > 
> > What exactly do you want to do that doesn't work yet?
> > 
> > Jochen
> -- 
> Dan Putler
> Sauder School of Business
> University of British Columbia

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