[OSM-talk] addressing

Matias D'Ambrosio angasule at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 18:41:32 GMT 2008

On Thursday 11 December 2008 07:05:58 you wrote:
> On a more serious note about addressing, the Karlsruhe Schema would
> still fit your scenario. You can interpolate along each block, and
> assume that there is no guarantee that every building number exists.
> Then for extra detail, you can mark every house in. I don't see any
> reason why it wouldn't work.
 It would work, it's just a lot of unneeded work. Sort of like using assembler 
to get a directory listing when you can just use 'ls'. It's hard enough to 
get mappers (I did 90% of the work in that area on my own), and the karlsruhe 
schema isn't a good fit with the use of the data, either, since people use it 
as a grid with a proper numbering scheme. So it's more work to input the data 
and to process it later. There are people already (myself included) working 
on rendering and routing taking advantage of numbers (without which routing 
is not useful here).

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