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Hello everyone,

I'm looking at the OpenStreetMap XML and I'm trying to find my home. If I do a search on the main page, it correctly finds it and points to my house w/ an arrow. If I download the data as OpenStreetMap XML, I don't see the actual home addresses there.

How does this work?




I never entered my home via the addr tag. I looked up a more public address of a building in Chicago and I see the addr tag in there. I guess that my little home is just too little to show up in the XML. :)

asked 02 May '11, 15:05

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edited 02 May '11, 17:22


Please edit your original question and tell us whether you have entered the data of your home with the help of the addr-tags ( ) or not.

Or give us a permalink to your home building area if you want, then we can investigate further.

(02 May '11, 16:57) stephan75

One possible reason is that the house numbers are mapped using address interpolation. That is a ways parallel to the road withs tags stating "here are houses 45 47 .... 63" without mapping each single house.

(03 May '11, 05:31) petschge

The answer probably has something do with Nominatim:

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answered 02 May '11, 16:26

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