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

Dan Putler dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca
Wed Dec 10 21:48:03 GMT 2008


Hi Jochen,

Thanks for this. When I first posted I had in mind ways with address
ranges (I've got the North American public road network file mindset),
but we can also have a point address geocoder embedded within PAGC as
well, so Prague looks like a good potential solution to our needs.

Dan

On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 19:42 +0100, Jochen Topf wrote:
> If you need a city with exhaustively mapped addresses have a look at
> some of the Czech cities, for instance Prague:
> 
> http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=addresses&lon=14.44067&lat=50.07304&zoom=15&opacity=0.38&overlays=nodes_with_addresses_defined
> 
> It looks like they have a node for every address.
> 
> Jochen
> 
> 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
> > 
> > 
> 
-- 
Dan Putler
Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia





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