Opened 2 years ago
Resolving directional suffixes
|Reported by:||AnthonyJBentley||Owned by:||geocoding@…|
After using OpenStreetMap for several months, here are some of the things that are counterintuitive to someone from Albuquerque.
Albuquerque addresses and street names officially end in an ordinal direction, based on the location relative to the "center" of town (Central Ave and the railroad tracks).
As an example, consider "Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Northeast", http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/14410779
It shows up correctly when I enter its full name, as expected. Here are some common cases where it doesn't work:
"Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Avenue" (ordinal suffix left out, very common in popular usage)
"Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast" (ordinal suffix wrong, also very common in popular usage)