# Drawing and addressing apartment complexes

 3 The question is way too long, but since no one tried to answer... Part 1: It apparently depends on the location, here (Czech Republic) street numbers belong to houses and bigger houses would usually get a number for each entrance to a independent part (eg. a house with 3 independent entrances each used by 8 flats gets 3 numbers). I would put the number somewhere to the middle, to a place from where you can go to each of these houses. Using the number multiple times does not seem like a good idea. Residential are is a good idea, but still I would use a separate node for the address. The residential area can be named. Generally only identifiers that are connected with the house and nothing else should be tagged on the house. Part 2: Name the residential area Dolphin Court and each house to its own name, if it has one. If it has both legal number and name I do not see any problem in using both addr:housename and addr:housenumber. Part 3: I am used to addressing system where street, number and name are sufficient, but if the flat numbers have any significance (they can if multiple houses share same number) it makes sense to add it to know what flats are in what house, even without specifying the exact location of the entrance. answered 06 Dec '11, 18:58 LM_1 3.3k●33●51●88 accept rate: 10% 1 I know it's a long question but it's a complicated issue, and I appreciate your response. Where I live we have 38 apartments spread across 7 buildings, and we have just the one street number and one name for our complex. I think in a case like that, I give it it's own residential area, name the residential area. Map the buildings and optionally define flat numbers for each building. For the street number I place a node inside the area. In more simple cases - one building, one name, one street number - I will tag the building itself, and use addr:housename if it has one. (06 Dec '11, 21:49) wolftracker
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