Using JOSM and the terrace tool (ctrl T) I have noticed that the resulting terrace houses automatically create a relation with the associatedstreet tag. Checking "Map features" for an explanation was to no avail. Also the "building" page did not mention this tag. I would have thought that the associatedstreet would be for builings that are not adjacent to the building in question but with another road a little bit further away. However, when using the terrace tool the addr:street is almost always adjacent to the terraced houses so I use the addr:street tag. If JOSM automatically adds a relation with the tag associatedstreet then I would tend to assume that this is the prefered methode of tagging: Please explain indicating where I can find the appropiate instructions.

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I have just found out that I can switch off the automatic creation of the associatedstreet tag, which I have done.

(03 Jun '12, 11:28) dcp

Using a popular proprietary search engine with the keywords "openstreetmap associatedstreet", this is the first result:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/House_numbers/Karlsruhe_Schema#Using_relations_to_associate_house_and_street_.28optional.29

Opinions about whether or not "associatedStreet" relations are useful and/or a good idea differ within OpenStreetMap.

If a certain editor automatically adds something, then you should not assume that this was in any way "preferred" in all of OSM; it is likely only "preferred" among those who have created that editor!

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answered 03 Jun '12, 11:26

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Thank you for interesting prompt reply. I do sometimes get confused by having to consider different opinions. I am the type who likes to have set rules and that of course is my opinion!

(03 Jun '12, 11:33) dcp
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