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Many businesses show their address as eg 'Corner of High Street & East Street'. There is no way of establishing a house number on either street. Is there an accepted way to tag these in OSM? Would using 'address:housenumber=corner' together with 'address:street=High Street & East Street' be acceptable? What do other mappers do in this situation?

asked 30 Jul '14, 11:12

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Here in Germany we usually don't use that kind of adressing, I guess it's related to the structure of (old) cities. Thus the 'Karlsruhe schema' for addresses at OSM doesn't reflect it.

Usually I would expect the geocoders to deal with such kind of requests, as all nessesary information are already there and we avoid data redundancy (that is difficult to maintain). But it seems, that at least nominatim can't handle it.

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answered 30 Jul '14, 17:16

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There are also modern countries which don't use road names and where the Karlsruhe Schema doesn't really fit. One example is Japan where most streets have no names and city blocks are used instead. I don't know whether Nominatim is able to handle that.

(30 Jul '14, 19:21) scai ♦
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