The kindergarden called “Bråvannsåsen Barnehage” in Kristiansand, Norway has the address Bråvannsåsen 5. I have tried using the editor to give it the correct address, but it gets reverted by “addr2osm”:
The address is already on a separate node in the middle of the building. That address is correct. Addresses in Norway are put on separate nodes in accordance with the Norwegian community in OSM. If you want to have the address on the building as well, just add a note=* tag containing the word “addr”.
The comments from @Mateusz_Konieczny are not correct. All of this is described in the wiki.
If you want to have the address on the building as well, just add a note=* tag containing the word “addr”.
this is completely strange and unfortunate, addresses are tagged with formalized tags, putting information about them in freeform generic tags makes it unnecessarily hard to retrieve and parse the information
Seen contact:street , :city, :housenumber, :postcode to get around country rules that addresses, speak addr:* tags, not tagged on buildings, only on nodes. Variations of free floating nodes, an apartment block with 155 of these on top to get into the ahum department, addresses on the entrance gates or where the bell is and on the outer wall closest to the physical location where the entrance doors are. There’s ways to get things in and remain ‘ligit’.
maybe I misunderstood, what I got was that you add a floating node somewhere with the address data, and if I want to know for a building which address it has I will have to parse “note” tags, or rely to “nearby heuristics”, is this wrong?
If a user wants to opt out of the normal way to map addresses in Norway and instead have the address on the building or on something else, he/she may copy the addr tags to the building and add a note. The addr tags on the building will then be left as is in the future.
Addresses in Norway are, unlike some other countries, not associated with a building. There are often many addresses in one building. Also, one address may represent several buildings, or none at all. Several years of optimization have led to the strategy which the community is using now.