I live in Kanata. If I type my "<number> <street> Ottawa" into the
Canada Post lookup tool
it helpfully corrects me to "Kanata". Same for old "City of Nepean"
addresses. Try "1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata, ON" (Canadian Tire
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
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.
On 19 February 2018 at 10:44, Matthew Darwin <matt...@mdarwin.ca
(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
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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