Buildings addressed

Posted by Steve Chilton on 22 January 2011 in English (English)

Have recently been doing a bunch of Bing tracing and then walking the area for address details, in a variety of locations.
Over Christmas I did the village I was staying in, Devauden:
The un-labelled ones are house names rather than numbers. Will get addr:housename to render shortly, but need to get that tag into the file first so DB can import it.
Then plenty of extra detail in my local Borough, Enfield:
Progress is shown by this snapshot of a couple of weeks ago, which shows the black for OS_OpenData tracing and red for Bing tracing:
Finally I worked in Chigwell recently for a day and managed to survey one small estate whilst I was there - my least favourite surveying type, with all the little ginnals, and weird numbering systems on the larger blocks of flats:

Comment from !i! on 23 January 2011 at 07:24

Great work, I like adressing, too :)

Comment from chillly on 23 January 2011 at 09:34

If you want to add UK postcodes there is an overlay for the editors to display the postcode centroids, as supplied in the OS Opendata. I need to load the data for areas people are interested in, so drop me a note if you want your area(s) loading. See

Comment from Vclaw on 24 January 2011 at 14:59

Yes, rendering addr:housename would be great.
I've been doing a bit of mapping houses from surveying addresses and Bing tracing in villages around here. And a lot of houses have names instead of numbers, so it would be nice to see those on the map.

Plus it would make it more obvious which have missing names/numbers. I've noticed quite a few houses that don't appear to have a name or number signed anywhere.

Comment from Pink Duck on 25 January 2011 at 13:22

I too would like to see addr:housename rendered in preference to addr:housenumber, but for now I'll continue adding an additional name tag to ensure that house names are displayed.

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