[OSM-talk] addr:interpolation and data consumers

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Sun Nov 20 19:28:28 UTC 2016

nebulon42 writes:
 > For me that sounds like: use it until there is something better/more
 > accurate. I tend to replace addr:interpolation with addresses on nodes
 > or buildings when I see them and more accurate data is available.

That is the right thing to do.

 > What is the opinion on addr:interpolation here?

I cannot speak for other areas, but twenty years ago every town in my
county renumbered their roads so that your house number is 1/200th of
the mile down your road. When a new house gets built, there is no
question what its house number is.

Now, for my area, I've numbered all the houses (well, mailboxes,
because that's where the number is) AND used those points to create
address interpolation ways AND the property centroid has a node with
the cadastral address on it, as well. Mostly I did that on bicycle
rides near my house; not everywhere. And mostly that was done to test
the accuracy of mailbox vs cadastral centroid vs interpolation. And
y'know? It's all good. Any one of them works.

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