[OSM-talk] The world’s best addressable map

Jóhannes Birgir Jensson joi at betra.is
Thu Oct 23 08:39:19 UTC 2014

I like addresses but they don't behave like you would think. For example 
we have a part of a street that has each individual flat as its own 
address number. We first used the number;number;number; approach but I'm 
now in favor of naming the house what it says on the front (the range 
37-51) and then put address nodes on the building so it appears in 
search, with roughly the position accounting for where in the house the 
apartment is. In this case the numbers closest to the street are at the 
bottom floor (the stadium approach I favor). I'm in favor of moving this 
same method over to the other houses.


As for being able to search within a specific town or area then I think 
we should look again at relations and super-relations. You could group 
streets relations into a neighborhood relation and then into a town or 
municipality relation etc. This of course works very differently based 
on country but for Iceland I can't see us hitting any limits.


Regards on behalf of the Icelandic Local Chapter applicant,

Þann 22.10.2014 18:28, skrifaði Clifford Snow:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Oleksiy Muzalyev 
> <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch <mailto:oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>> wrote:
>     It is not necessary to put down a number on each building. It is
>     possible to use /addr:interpolation/ (/odd, even/, or /all/).
>     We put down a number on the first building, then on the last,
>     connect them in JOSM, and add /addr:interpolation: all /. For
>     example here: http://osm.org/go/0CFn0AZ_d--?m= . It is also very
>     useful on a street with many small houses. And it is searchable.
>     For example if there is number 15 and number 27 on the map for a
>     street, and they are connected with /addr:interpolation: odd,
>     /and//if one searches number 21, the map will show the number 21
>     all right.
>     Then, there is another approach. We first map addressable large
>     building, where a lot of people live or work. Kind of of going
>     after the low-hanging fruit.

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