Tagging post towns and other addressing issues in the UK

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Tagging post towns and other addressing issues in the UK – Hi, When working on post codes in East Anglia I realised the current address tagging scheme is insufficient for even fairly basic scenarios. I ...
Thank you for the discussion so far. I've been thinking about a solution for tagging localities that would work for both mappers who want to tag l...
Hi Andrzej, I feel a bit conflicted here. Having the choice of several tags does make things easier when adding complicated addresses, but fo...
Hi, I agree we need another tag below addr:city for localities. For this I have usually used addr:suburb when mapping in urban areas and addr:l...
Hi Will, On 2019-01-28 13:19, Will Phillips wrote: > Hi, > > I agree we need another tag below addr:city for localities. For th...
Is it possible to use addr:locality for both towns and villages? That could simplify things quite a bit and I have yet to see an address that need...
Hi, There are some interesting views on this topic. Looking at Roberts ideas in the link at the start of the thread, it’s not perf...
> Having said that, I still don't understand the objections to addr:town > and addr:village. Can anyone come up with an example of an ad...
Hi Will, These are very good examples, I wasn't aware of such places. They would indeed best fit addr:locality. How about using addr:locality t...
On 2019-01-28 18:32, Andrzej wrote: > Hi Will, > > These are very good examples, I wasn't aware of such places. They would indeed b...
Colin Smale wrote: > As you will know RM have their own particular ideas of the > geography of the UK, all done for their own convenience. ...
On 28/01/2019 15:06, Richard Fairhurst wrote: > I really don't see what is outlandish about using post towns as a > guide for what goes in ...
I'm not quite sure what you've done with the quoting but you've attributed me as writing your reply, which evidently I didn't. :) Will Phillips w...
Sorry for misquoting! I've got no idea how I managed to do that. Regarding Registered Companies data, there's a great deal of variation in the f...
Companies House don't validate anything. That much is well known. What Richard was saying was that if you use their web form to submit then it au...
Sorry, I only have yet more questions. Once you get out into rural areas, it's sometimes the case that an entire hamlet is covered by a one or...
Hi Paul, > Once you get out into rural areas, it's sometimes the case that an > entire hamlet is covered by a one or two postcodes. The...
On 28/01/2019 15:06, Richard Fairhurst wrote: > The notion that I should tag addresses in Charlbury with "addr:city=Chipping > Norton&...
On 28/01/2019 15:31, Tom Hughes wrote: >> The notion that I should tag addresses in Charlbury with >> "addr:city=Chipping >&g...
On 28/01/2019 17:28, Lester Caine wrote: > The reality is that for the UK ALL we need is the Postcode to supply a > reference to the Royal ...
On 28/01/2019 18:24, Will Phillips wrote: > On 28/01/2019 17:28, Lester Caine wrote: >> The reality is that for the UK ALL we need is the...
On 28/01/2019 18:50, Lester Caine wrote: > On 28/01/2019 18:24, Will Phillips wrote: >> There are certainly occasions when the street ...
Post town do not exist, and never have. They are a fiction invented by Royal Mail for their own internal use which they persuaded the public int...
On 2019-01-28 22:22, Chris Hill wrote: > Post town do not exist, and never have. They are a fiction invented by Royal Mail for their own int...
On 28/01/2019 21:56, Colin Smale wrote: > > On 2019-01-28 22:22, Chris Hill wrote: > >> Post town do not exist, and never hav...
Chris, what would you see as a good data model for a UK address in OSM? Just house number/name, street, postcode? It has been mentioned a couple ...
Assuming the post code is seen in OSM as a way of addressing post (as opposed to a geographic subdivision or an indication of location) then I s...
Hi Colin, This is broadly in line with Robert's proposals. However, it raises questions about: 1. tagging "dependent localities" -...
Hi Andrezej, I would oppose addr:village for the Dependent Locality as it invites incorrect usage. There is no reason to overload an existing ...
Hi Colin, Dependent and doubly dependent localities are technical terms and without having access to PAF most mappers wouldn't know which one t...
On 27/01/2019 21:21, Colin Smale wrote: > Organisation Organisation Name 60 n/a > Department Name 60 n/a > Premises Sub Building ...
David, thanks for offering some updates. By the way, I am not asking questions because I personally want the answers - I am fully aware of ho...
Perhaps OSM UK could step in and endorse address tagging practices once a consensus is reached? In the end it does not matter what tag names we us...
On 28 January 2019 06:17:04 GMT+08:00, David Woolley <forums@...> wrote: >On 27/01/2019 21:21, Colin Smale wrote: >> Organisation...
I’d hope these would inherit from whatever the address is enclosed in. On 27 Jan 2019, at 21:22, Colin Smale <colin.smale@...<mailto:coli...
At low level (commercial areas, academic campuses, hospitals) that's not really the case. They are not as formalised as admin areas. Best wishe...