[OSM-talk] Ground truth for non-physical objects

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Wed Dec 12 17:15:38 UTC 2018

Tomas Straupis wrote:
> Ad absurdum argument: can you invent your own street name or even 
> placename and expect post, police, ambulance, firefighters, taxi to 
> arrive (on time or at all)?

Sure, in the UK, you could do that and I know people who have done so. If
you invent a street name here in Charlbury and then post a letter to it,
Carla the post-lady will ask around until she finds out where the street is
(or until she sees the sign you've erected), and then she'll deliver you the
letter. A working postcode will speed the process up but isn't absolutely


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