Automated edits/maxerickson large edits/Addresses

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Proposal

Split full addresses stored in address tags into separate addr:* fields in Massachusetts and New York.

Rationale

The addresses in the address tags are good data but are not accessible to most tools using OSM data. Splitting the tags makes the data more available and eliminates many instances of the less used tagging.

The changes to be made are summarized on the following pages:

Each line corresponds to an OSM object, listing the new fields and then the existing address field and OSM type and id of the object.

Technical Implementation

The specific data is downloaded using Overpass-API and a python script creates a JOSM change file with the split addresses. Code is on github. The resulting files are ready for upload with JOSM.