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[mkgmap-dev] best practice in adding address info for enhancing POI address search in Garmin units

From maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com on Fri Aug 14 00:28:49 BST 2009


Thanks! These are very helpful.

On 8/13/09, Marko Mäkelä <marko.makela at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 10:47:07AM +0800, maning sambale wrote:
>> What would be the best and more efficient way to enable address info
>> in the POIs?
> I've been assigning the addr:* tags to all POIs recently.  And phone, url,
> opening_hours, name, name:* (for multilingual names) where applicable and
> available.  The url might not be translated into Garmin images, but the
> addresses and phone numbers are.  opening_hours is probably ignored in the
> translation, and I'm only filling it in for bigger shops, not for
> one-man-operations that can have flexible or irregular hours.
> The URL might be handy for a phone-GPS-type device later on.  For example,
> the URL of a bus stop (where available) shows the time table of passing
> buses.
>> My previous attempts to use the is_in tag as a proxy to address info
>> yield showed inaccurate results.
>> My guess would be the full Karlsruche schema in liue of the is_in tags.
> The is_in looks too informal for me.  One thing that is missing from the
> Karlsruhe schema is i18n, though.  Street and place names are bilingual
> around here, but there's only one addr:street and addr:city.  I've been
> using the major language then, as with name.
> 	Marko
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