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The addr tag is the prefix for several addr:* keys to describe addresses
Group: Address
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
may be used on ways
may be used on areas
may be used on relations
Status: Approved


See also: Addresses

To provide address information for buildings and facilities. See Addresses for more details on usage.

Commonly used subkeys

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo

Tags for individual houses

addr:housenumber user defined Node Area The house number (may contain letters, dashes or other characters).
Addresses describes ways to tag a single building with multiple addresses.
Please do not only tag addr:housenumber=*, but also add at least addr:street=* (or map the belonging to a street with a relation using associatedStreet relation or street relation.
Wien Lainzer Str 8a.jpg
addr:housename user defined Node Area The name of a house.
This is sometimes used in some countries like England instead of (or in addition to) a house number.
addr:street user defined Node Area The name of the respective street.
A way with highway=* and the corresponding name should be found nearby. The belonging to a street can alternatively be represented by a associatedStreet relation or street relation. The keys addr:housenumber=* and addr:street=* in principle are the only necessary ones if there are valid border polygons. If you are not sure if it is so, just add addr:city=*, addr:postcode=* and addr:country=*.
Kirkland, WA - double street sign.jpg
addr:place user defined Node Area This is part of an address which usually refers to some territorial zone, island or building. Should not to be used with the tag addr:street=*.
addr:postcode user defined Node Area The postal code of the building/area. Some mappers prefer to use boundary=postal_code
addr:flats user defined Node Marking numbers of flats behind door.
addr:city user defined Node Area May or may not be a clone of is_in:city=* (in some places the city in the address corresponds to the post office that serves the area rather than the actual city, if any, in which the building is located)! The name of the city as given in postal addresses of the building/area.
addr:country user defined Node Area The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two letter country code in upper case.
Example: "DE" for Germany, "FR" for France, "IT" for Italy.
Caveat: The ISO 3166-1 code for Great Britain is "GB" and not "UK".. See also: is_in:country=*
addr:full user defined Node Area Use this for a full-text, often multi-line, address if you find the structured address fields unsuitable for denoting the address of this particular location. Examples: "Fifth house on the left after the village oak, Smalltown, Smallcountry" or "1200 West Sunset Boulevard Suite 110A". Beware that these strings can hardly be parsed by software.

For countries using hamlet, subdistrict, district, province, state

addr:hamlet user defined Node Area The hamlet of the object.
Grosvenor Place 2 2008 06 19.jpg
addr:suburb user defined Node Area If an address exists several times in a city. You have to add the name of the settlement. See Australian definition of suburb.
addr:subdistrict user defined Node Area The subdistrict of the object.
addr:district user defined Node Area The district of the object.
addr:province user defined Node Area The province of the object.
addr:state user defined Node Area The state of the object. For the US, uppercase two-letter postal abbreviations (AK, CA, HI, NY, TX, WY, etc.) are used.

Tags for interpolation ways

addr:interpolation all/even/odd/ alphabetic Way How to interpolate the house numbers belonging to the way along the respective street.
See detailed description.
Spořilov, Púchovská, označení domu.jpg
addr:interpolation Number Way Every nth house between the end nodes is represented by the interpolation way.
addr:inclusion actual/estimate/potential Way Optional tag to indicate the accuracy level of survey used to create the address interpolation way.
See detailed description.

This section is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

Detailed subkeys

More detailled information as approved here: Proposed_features/addr_keys_(2011-04)

Key Value Element Comment Photo Taginfo
Tags for parts of a building
addr:flats Number Node Area The range of unit/house numbers that are in an Wikipedia apartment block.
addr:door user defined Node Area The door number (or name) of an apartment/flat/office/room. Could also be called differently in some countries (In Austria for example it is sometimes referred to as "Top"). If a room has more than one door, you can tag them separately.
See also: room=*
addr:unit user defined Node Area The number, letter, or name of a single unit or flat that exists within a larger complex. While a big building could have only one entrance, sometimes the way inside divides into different units or staircases, where certain apartments/flats/offices can only be reached though a specific unit. Useful for apartment, suite, or office numbers. Information necessary for postmen, for example.

Proposed subkeys

This tags are not commonly used. Please have a look at the other discussed alternatives.

Key Value Element Comment Photo Taginfo
Tags for parts of a building
addr:floor Number Node Area The floor an apartment/flat/office is located.
See also: level=*