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Is there a way to add a zip code to streets using the OSM editor?

asked 18 Feb '13, 20:15

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similar question if you search these questions you will find more info .. try zip code or post code

(18 Feb '13, 21:19) andy mackey

In the online editor Potlatch many POIs have an Address tab (usually third from left) which enables you to input address information. One of the fields is "Postcode:" which is also used for Zip Codes. This populates the addr:postcode tag.

If this option is not available then you can switch to Advanced Edit mode (option of bottom of POI panel) and directly add the addr:postcode tag and its value.

The Java editor JOSM has a preset for adding address information under its Presets|Annotation menu

Note that post code is not only British English, the OSM standard, but corresponds better than Zip Code with the name in other languages.

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answered 17 Apr '13, 14:33

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See and for the tags that are in use (at least in germany, but applicable worldwide)

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answered 18 Feb '13, 21:40

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edited 18 Feb '13, 21:43

You can use postal_code=* to associate a street with a zip code. But individual addresses are preferred, as gormo already pointed out.


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answered 19 Feb '13, 16:21

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