On the map of my home town there are buildings shown, that in reality consits of one or more home adresses. How can I make that split up? Deleting the building and after that creating each individual adres is quite a lot of work. Must be possible simpler.

asked 13 Feb '14, 10:33

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Don't split a single physical building up just for addressing purposes. There are a number of ways you can approach the problem:

  • If the address of the building covers a range of street numbers, just record this, e.g. addr:housenumber=17-21
  • If different addresses have separate physical entrances, add nodes for those using building=entrance and tag those with the house number.
  • If buildings are physically joined but internally separate, such as terraced houses, use the terracing facility/plugin available on most editors to create the terrace. This will be easier and more accurate than doing it by hand.
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answered 13 Feb '14, 12:13

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"building=entrance" is more or less deprecated. See "entrance=yes" or "entrance=main" : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Entrance
If you don't know the exact position of the entrance, put the addresses on nodes on the building facade (front) and forget the "entrance" tag.

(13 Feb '14, 12:44) Pieren
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