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I live in a village that has named houses everywhere and want to make a map showing their locations, how can i use "points" for the locations as there isn't a tag for homes?


asked 01 Dec '19, 12:51

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That's because the database wants to know what type of feature you are naming. A name on its own has little or no value when not linked to a feature. To name a home you would place a point/node and use minimum tags of building=yes and name=Whatever. It would actually be much better to draw the outline of the building, giving that the minimum tags.

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answered 01 Dec '19, 14:15

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Also note that if the house name is used as part of the official postal address of the building, then it's better to use addr:housename=Whatever rather than name=Whatever.

(01 Dec '19, 16:10) jmapb

Hi Grays85, as BCNorwich has described, use an good aerial view to draw buildings together with your local knowledge. Draw every building just square as good as it is, with tags as building=yes/house, garage, shed and building:level=, building:material=, roof:shape=, ( aso. And remember that every building has to carry a name sign when you ad it into OSM. Have fun and keep mapping

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answered 01 Dec '19, 18:20

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