Why not ask your question on the new OpenStreetMap Community Forum?


I am not able to search for addr:postcode in JOSM, because the colon is used as a delimiter between key and value (if value is only partially given, if I got it right).

Do I have to somehow escape the colon? Or is it just impossible to search for colon separated keys?

asked 28 Feb '13, 05:20

erik's gravatar image

accept rate: 9%

try escaping with a backslash \ in fromt of the colon, that may work.

(28 Feb '13, 09:02) gormo

For me, it works with quotation marks : "addr:postcode"

permanent link

answered 28 Feb '13, 09:47

Pieren's gravatar image

accept rate: 15%


Thank you, that works.

(08 Mar '13, 21:36) erik
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 28 Feb '13, 05:20

question was seen: 3,978 times

last updated: 08 Mar '13, 21:36

powered by OSQA