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Nominatim and Postcodes 5 months ago

Nominatim recognises any of the tags 'addr:postcode', 'postcode' and 'postal_code'. And in the US it is also able to process the 'tiger:zip_left' and 'tiger:zip_right' tags.

Nominatim and Postcodes 5 months ago

Glen, yes they are still used. If there is a postcode boundary, it will be treated exactly like and administrative boundary and it will be preferred over any guessed postcode.

Sorting route relations 9 months ago

@NunoCaldeira Indeed, same problem with bridges actually. I have opened a ticket for this:

Sorting route relations 9 months ago

For the Q-shaped route: add the tail twice, once at the beginning of the relation and once at the end. Then it boils down to a linear route.

Side trips and similar should be marked with a special role. The situation there is a bit messy at the moment because there is no agreed schema yet. Looking into that is on my todo list.

Stadt Tokyo: Wie schwierig die Rechtschreibung doch ist over 7 years ago


es ist zwar richtig, dass die offizielle romanische Umschrift für ん das 'n' ist, jedoch kommt die Verwendung von 'm' in Japan gelegentlich vor. Die offizielle Umschrift der Bahnhöfe ist tatsächlich 'Shimbashi' und 'Shin-Nihombashi'. So steht es an den Stationsschildern und so findest du es auch z.B. im Hyperdia-Online-Fahrplan. Bei Namen kann man eben nicht immer stur die aktuellen Rechtschreibregeln anwenden, weil sie oftmals historisch gewachsen sind. Solche Fälle kennt man im Deutschen ja auch. Insofern würde ich die ursprüngliche Schreibweise mit 'm' vorziehen und auch bei der Anpassung von Strassennamen vorsichtig sein. Die Daten für die Bahnhöfe stammen im übrigen nicht von einem Mapper, sondern aus einem Import.

Completed a 50 mile section of hiking trail in NY/NJ USA almost 8 years ago

As a matter of fact, changing the case does have an effect, as you already seem to have discovered by now. If the relation does not have a ref-Tag, the map tries to be clever and makes a reference up by using the capitalized letters. However, this is only done as a last resort. As John said, using the ref-Tag is much better. The map also shows osmc:symbol-Tags ( ), but I'm not sure that this system is very useful outside Europe.

Aranjuez, Spain about 10 years ago

One way to solve the orientation problem is to simply rotate the camera: landscape pictures for what's ahead, portrait-size for infos about the way you just came from and a rotation of +/- 45° for what is on the right/left of the road. Pretty low-tech, but sufficient most of the time.