[OSM-talk] House numbers... One more suggestion

Thorsten Feles onelist at gsmnetze.de
Tue Jul 29 20:07:27 BST 2008

Jochen Topf schrieb:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:16:33AM -0700, Karl Newman wrote:
>> To be clear, I don't have a problem with tagging the actual location of the
>> house or building. I think it's unnecessary, but the problem I have with the
>> scheme is that it doesn't definitively link the node with the way (what's a
>> house number without an associated street?) My suggestion (the third on that
> Thats why you should not only tag the building/node with the house
> number, but with the full address. Yes, there is some duplication of
> data, but its still easier than relations and doesn't break as easy.

Do you really think so ? I really do not like the idea of multiple data 
for the same thing. Any duplication will bring us one step further to 
data chaos as nobody would care to change every street name in every 
address if he find a typo in one of them. tiding things together with 
relation, or what ever you like, seems for me the better way.


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