[OSM-talk] shortened names

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 19:14:39 BST 2011

I made this same remark and somebody changed the wiki:

street one or more The associated street (more than one way possible if they
are the same street, just have been split for mapping reasons)
Now all that is needed is that JOSM's validation rules stop complaing about
more than one street role in a relation.


2011/7/8 colliar <colliar4ever at aol.com>

> Am 08.07.2011 05:49, schrieb John Harvey:
> > I find there are a lot more abbreviations if you look at addr:street=
> > rather than the name= .  I suspect that with mobile entry of POI's we
> > are going to see more and more abbreviations being entered, just because
> > mobile keyboards are slow.  I would applaud a bot that asked me if I
> > meant the nearby "Main Street" when I entered "Main St.".  I would also
> > applaud a bot that converted loose addresses like this into better
> > structured relations like:
> >
> >
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/House_numbers/Karlsruhe_Schema#Using_relations_to_associate_house_and_street_.28optional.29
> I use associatedStreet relations for some time now but we might need to
> adjust it a bit:
>  1. More than one way with role=street should be allowed.
> Otherwise you end up with lots of relations and I do not know any editor
> which supports this relation when splitting ways.
>  2. the role=house should also work with closed ways and relations.
> For closed ways it is obviours since buildings are mapped as areas.
> I found many places where an area with several buildings has one
> address, sometimes theses areas are site or multipolygon relations.
> I found some streets with more than one postcode. For these streets I
> used one relation for each postcode and added the postcode in the
> relation's name + addr:street=[Streetname]
> I grouped them in a main relation which might be not needed.
> >> i was under the impression consensus was to type the full word, then
> >> renderers would shorten where necessary? apparently some mappers
> >> disagree though
> +1
> cu colliar
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