Proposed features/Block Number

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Using Block Numbers in Addresses
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: Homeslice60148
Tagging: *=*
Applies to: *
Definition: Ease of adding addresses to streets by assigning block numbers to ways. This is the method most used in the United States for local law enforcement.
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2011-09-16
RFC start: *
Vote start: *
Vote end: *

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Summary

Adding an address block number to highway segments.

Reasoning

One of the main problems with street addresses at OSM, is that each individual address must me mapped to add it to the map. Using this proposed tag, there can be massive amounts of addresses added to the map in a short amount of time. This is also helpful to government and law enforcement agencies who use the OSM data. The proposed addition of adding block numbers to ways is the existing accepted standard for the aforementioned government agencies.

How to Map

Added as a tag to highway tags. In the United States, there are no associated block numbers with motorways, so this would apply to all highways with lower classification than motorway.

Example & Description

Viewable at Only zoom=16, 17 and 18.

Tagging

This tag would fall under the "Address" family of tags, and I think that tag=addr:block_number would be the most appropriate tag.

Applies to

Most highways. In the United States, there are no associated block numbers with motorways, so this would apply to all highways with lower classification than motorway.

Rendering

Would be rendered in the same way as current addresses are rendered, with the exception that they would be visible at zoom=16, 17 and 18. The placement would parallel to the highway segment that is tagged, near the middle of the segment, above the highway name.

Features/Pages Affected

Alternate Name Sugestions?

addr:block_no addr:block_num

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