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Hi, how can I add number ranges for every street block like google map does?
ie: Eleuterio Ramírez 501-599, Iquique, Región de Tarapacá, Chile


asked 11 Nov '13, 18:18

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Just some hopefully useful side notes: Since you mention google's maps and just in case you did not know: please note that we do not want to and are not allowed to add information from other maps (like google's) into our map data.

Thank you for going outside and collecting the house numbers! A Field Papers printout of a OSM map may help with this task.

(11 Nov '13, 18:49) aseerel4c26 ♦

Generally it is considered better to tag each address, however that is sometimes difficult (I've found some places where I'd have to trespass to determine which number is associated with each building).

If you can't tag each address, then you can use address interpolation ways. One on each side of the road with nodes indicating the address at various spots. I usually have each way only cover one block. See

This will allow data consumers like routing and geocoding tools to get close to the actual address. Not all map rendering sites seem to display them though.

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answered 11 Nov '13, 18:31

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There is an Address Interpolation Plugin available for JOSM. I haven't tried it yet but it looks as if it might be a useful tool.

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answered 11 Nov '13, 18:52

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