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I was looking at the .osm data for the city of Hyderabad, India. I found that the addr:street key contained full addresses instead of just the street name.

for example:

k="addr:street" v="Akbar Arcade, Auto Sainagar Road, Near Nri Concept School, Vanasthalipuram,"

and not:

k="addr:street" v="Auto Sainagar Road"

Shouldn't full addresses be contained in addr:full key and not addr:street?

asked 20 Feb '17, 19:27

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Unfortunately things are not always as they should be. I've found tagging errors to be somewhat more common in India than in Canada (the other country I do most of my mapping in), but nowhere is the data perfect.

Feel free to fix things! More people mapping in India would be great, and one of the great things about OSM is that it is possible to fix problems, and fill in missing information.

(24 Feb '17, 03:56) keithonearth

and try to contact the previous mapper, inform him/her friendly about the proper tagging, especially when the one mapper makes the same mistake over and over

(24 Feb '17, 04:28) escada

I think you are correct. I don't have local knowledge, but it looks like it might have the name of a shopping area ("Akbar Arcade") which could go on a building or area polygon, a note ("Near Nri Concept School) and possibly a city/town/village ("Vanasthalipuram") which could go into addr:city=*

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answered 20 Feb '17, 19:46

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Thank you.

Yesterday was my first day exploring Openstreetmap. I read the wiki, however the dataset was replete with the above mentioned errors - hence the doubt. :D

(21 Feb '17, 12:49) kimidec

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