Is it technically and legally possible to add the Open Location Code to the OSM search?

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Re: Is it technically and legally possible to add the Open Location Code to the OSM search?

Fabian Schmidt

Am 13.08.18 schrieb Simon Poole:

> Am 13.08.2018 um 18:46 schrieb Daniel Koć:
>>
>> Since buildings are not guaranteed to fit into OLC rectangles and they
>> not 1:1 compatible, this usage makes sense for me.
>>
> If you are doing that, why bother with OLC then, when  you can just as
> well do some kind of sensible easily digestible house numbering? As you
> are recording the value in a geospatial dataset all the advantages of
> OLC vanish in a puff of smoke IMHO.

It is similar to the (South?) American addressing scheme, everybody could
compute the house number by measuring the distance to the next crossing,
but it might be faster to look it up in your contact data. And even if
your house is 10 m wide you only want to use (and memorize) one number,
even if several numbers map to the same house. And in answer to Frederik:
if your government does not feel responsible, just pick a number as a
house or business owner.


Fabian.
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