Hi John,

I live in Kanata.  If I type my "<number> <street> Ottawa" into the Canada Post lookup tool (https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/postalcode/fpc.jsf?LOCALE=en), it helpfully corrects me to "Kanata".   Same for old "City of Nepean" addresses.   Try "1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata, ON" (Canadian Tire Center).

As far as I know, within the City of Ottawa, everyone's postal address uses the pre-amalgamted city names while the city hasn't yet finished de-duplicating street names.   So addr:city should probably be filled in accordingly.


On 2018-02-19 11:07 AM, john whelan wrote:
I seem to recall from talking to Canada Post that Orleans is the only location for which that is true.  All of Orleans is located within Ottawa.  So how do you tag it?  It is within the City of Ottawa these days.

Thanks John

On 19 February 2018 at 10:44, Matthew Darwin <matt...@mdarwin.ca <mailto:matt...@mdarwin.ca>> wrote:

    Hi Clifford,

    (It was good to meet you at SOTM US last year).

    Thanks for your comments... The situation with addr:city appears
    to me to be more complex than the situation with
    addr:province/addr:country, along the lines of what you are
    mentioning. My personal home mailing address cannot be resolved
    in OSM because the mailing address does not match any of the
    boundaries.  (OSM boundaries are correct, but the official post
    address cannot be resolved from the boundaries). So I have a
    feeling that addr:city is going to be required, at least in some
    cases.

    Do you have a view on addr:province/addr:state or addr:country?
    US/Canada probably have more similarities than differences, so
    your input is very welcome.



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