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I've added the following address (see 47.31774, 8.42104 ) :

addr:city = Arni (AG) addr:country = CH addr:housenumber = 1 addr:postcode = 8905 addr:street = Hüttenbach

For some reason OSM can not find this address when searching for. What is wrong ?

asked 06 Sep '18, 20:19

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A quick check here shows that the "whatever it is" Hüttenbach is missing. The search application on assumes that a street of place object of the name used in addr:street or addr:place exists. The "none" in the list is often used by municipalities to indicate a new development.

The simple solution is to either name the street in question or add a suitable place node.

Note we have access to address data for the whole of Switzerland here that may help in localizing the other missing objects.

Follow up: I quickly checked the GWR data and would suggest adding a place=neighbourhood node and using addr:place instead of addr:street for the addresses. Number 5 should get the addr:place too.

PS: waves direction Arni from about 10km away

PPS: lots of addresses in Arni are mapped with so called "associatedStreet" relations, this is no longer common practice (but shoud still work).

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answered 06 Sep '18, 20:30

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edited 06 Sep '18, 21:02

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