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Hi, I'm new to editting openstreemap (we're using a hosted service to geolocate). But I've found an error where the entire town of Bosse-Bodeux in Belgium has no postal code (the API therefor calculates nearby 4980 as postal code). but how can you edit postal code/ I've fount 'building by building', but is that the only way to do it? Or is there a way to add postal code in an entire town/area?

asked 26 Aug '22, 11:05

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Firstly the location is BAsse-Bodeux and it is contained within the administrative district of Trois-Points which has the postal_code of 4980 attached and thus encompassing all relevant sub-divisions. It appears that both Haute- and Basse-Bodeux have a postal code of 4983 and the current mapping of the postal code is incorrect.

In this situation i would contact the Belgian community to help resolve the missing postal code, as this is not merely about adding a new code, but adjusting the existing one in some way.

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answered 26 Aug '22, 14:32

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You can add a postal_code tag to an administrative boundary if the postal code is valid for the whole area. Otherwise, you can construct a type=boundary + boundary=postal_code object for the area of the postal code and attach the postal_code tag to that. Constructing boundaries is not recommended for beginners though as it can be a bit tricky - you're expected to re-use existing objects to make up the boundary rather than drawing one free-hand.

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answered 26 Aug '22, 11:14

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