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I added 2 entrances with addresses to a building. One of them appears when I look at the map but not the other. I don't see any difference between them. Can someone tell me if I've done something wrong? Here is the link: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=38.903014&lon=-77.038619&zoom=18&layers=M

The nodes I added are: 1840518774 (does not appear) and 1840535446 (does appear)


asked 02 Aug '12, 02:08

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It may be that the link road it is on is not named so although the node is addressed the street nearby is not. details node 1840518774 as addr num =1001 addrstreet= conneticut avenue but it is on a way = highway primary link but name is blank. where as the other node is on a named street that it can get tied to..maybe

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answered 02 Aug '12, 09:35

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edited 02 Aug '12, 10:32


How does this have an influence on Mapnik rendering? As far as I know, the only thing Mapnik cares about is addr:housenumber. Feel free to correct me, though.

(02 Aug '12, 09:51) Tordanik

I am not sure but node 1840518774 as addr num =1001 addrstreet= conneeticut avenue but it is on a way ='' highway primary link NO NAME where as the other node is on a named street that it can get tied to..maybe

(02 Aug '12, 10:17) andy mackey

Tordanik link to abbreviations is very important and a trap I have fell into e.g st & ave and do not get speliing wrong! but this more of a nominatim issue I guess

(02 Aug '12, 10:38) andy mackey

Mapnik - the rendering program that creates this map from your data - will drop names and house numbers if they would intersect with some other icon or label on the map. It is likely that Mapnik tries to avoid a visual conflict with the "Dress Barn Woman" label in this case.

I do not see any problem with your tagging. (Except maybe the use of abbreviations, but that has nothing to do with the issue at hand.)

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answered 02 Aug '12, 08:02

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