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[mkgmap-dev] [index] Automatic location completion

From WanMil wmgcnfg at web.de on Thu Feb 24 21:25:32 GMT 2011

> Hi
>>> if you just want to complete addr:*-tag, it's good to use addr:* prefix.
>> I don't understand. Where should I use the addr:* prefix?
> addr-tags are used to display the address of an object. If you just want
> to complete existing objects with tags from relations, then addr:*
> should be ok. But If you want to create new objects e.g. all streets
> with addr-tags, this would make it impossible to keep them separate from
> the original objects with addresses.
> I think using only existing objects, wont be useful, because there isn't
> a high density of address-objects to have enough points for linking with
> streets.
> So it would be better to use relations to put tags to all streets in a
> form like
> mkgmap:city=
> mkgmap:district=
> mkgmap:state=
> mkgmap:country=
> Also it would be useful to set an global default for each of these tags
> in mkgmap-call, because it could be possible, that there isn't any
> country relation in an extract.
> Henning

That's a good reason to use a separate tagging scheme for the location 
completion information. I'l put it on my todo list.


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