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Hi, In some streets in my area, there are no streets signs, even for some major roads. Is it acceptable for the OSM Community to deduce the street name from the address of a single building which is publically accessible in this street ?

  1. For instance a shop with its address written on its window display ? Or a doctor's practice ?
  2. Or on a post box with its own address written on it ?
  3. If the name of the bus stop is the name of the hamlet ?
  4. If the address is not written on the building itself but can be found from an advertising in a newspapers ?

Thanks in advance, metatech

asked 28 Jun '13, 14:37

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edited 28 Jun '13, 14:39

You could use the collected and visible names and use them in osm, but I would check it with the local municipality before adding it. But asking with some knowledge is easier then would you accidently know the name of this street, way or alley.

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answered 28 Jun '13, 14:46

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What exactly do you mean with "check it with the local municipality"?

(28 Jun '13, 15:55) Tordanik

He probably means that you should check the official street register / street list or similar, if available.

(28 Jun '13, 16:09) sleske

simple, make a phone call to or drop-in at the local authorities residence to check the names you found, just to be shure

(28 Jun '13, 16:15) Hendrikklaas
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