Just a few short weeks ago I made the decision to map all house numbers in Lancaster. Of course, I understood what an undertaking this is, so I set off on a search for good ways to view and add this data. Ultimately, I found myself at Lancaster’s GIS Website. After consultation with the OSM discord, I considered it safe for use and began to map them by hand using JOSM.
This leads me to why I personally believe house numbers to be so important. Through personal experience, I would consider house-to-house navigation far more used than routing to a business. If a map has no house numbers, then that may rule a large number of people completely unable to use such a map. This is why I seek to map house numbers.
After about a month’s time of mapping (plus life getting in the way) I would say I’m about 5% done. Slow progress, but progress nonetheless!
If any others would like to join my mission for mapping Lancaster’s addresses, it would be much appreciated!