I am attempting to map a commercial building with multiple addresses where the building's name is used in place of any street names. Is addr:place=[building name] (on each of the entrance nodes and also on the building way) the proper way to achieve this?

Here is the building I am trying to map:


The addresses are, for example, 125 CadyCentre, Northville, MI.

My understanding is that this can't be mapped with addr:street as there is no corresponding street. It does bother me that Nominatim is unable to find these addresses, though, and instead links them to the nearest street, but if that's simply an issue with Nominatim and the tagging is correct, then I'll settle for that.


asked 15 Mar '18, 05:43

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Nominatim will be able to recognise the address correctly if you do the following: use nodes for the house numbers with addr:place=CadyCentre (as you have already done) and then add a landuse=commercial,name=CadyCentre around the building.

The other possibility would be to tag your address nodes as follows: addr:housename=CadyCentre,addr:housenumber=125,addr:place=Northville.

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answered 15 Mar '18, 08:30

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Thanks; this is the element I was missing from the puzzle!

(16 Mar '18, 05:11) flatmatt
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