How does one enter address range information for a street?
I was just introduced to OpenStreetMap, and it seems quite incredible. Of course the first thing I did was search for my own house. I was disappointed to see that it only finds the “street” of my house, not the actual lat/lon for the house number. I thought, PERFECT, I can help out this great community map system by adding address range / location information for my own house! However, after a bunch of searching, reading the FAQ, and the OSM pdf “book”, I’m lost as to how to do it.
I’ve messed around with the Potlatch 2 editor, and it seems to have an incredible number of detailed settings about the road style, surface, infrastructure, etc, but I can’t see how to enter simple address-range information. I see a way to add a specific waypoint with an address (such as a hotel, park, or some other major landmark POI), but I don’t see a way to put in address range information for a street-block. It also isn’t at all clear that putting in a POI waypoint for my “building → family home” at my specific address is the correct thing to do, or that it would help search find address → LAT/LON mappings correctly.
Which leads to my question… how does one enter address-range information for a street block?
Also, may I humbily suggest that address editing/annotation be made much more obvious and easy. IMO there are a much larger number of potential editors capable of “demonstrating where an address is on the map” than actually editing the map geometry. Harnessing these tiny edits to help flush out what seems to be comparatively absent address information, seems like it could be really valuable.