Probably it is done so that plus-codes are known to local actors? Perhaps, local conditions differ from European ones to the degree that it is difficult to comprehend without being part of local community?

In any case, I actually tried once to pass a location over telephone by telling the coordinates. It was accepted as a joke. No surprise, since there are different formats, negative numbers, etc.

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Is it technically and legally possible to add the Open Location Code to the OSM search?
From: Michael Reichert
To: Vao Matua
CC: openstreetmap


Am 2018-08-09 um 22:48 schrieb Vao Matua:
> The Tanzania Development trust has calculated the Plus Code addresses for
> 17 million building points in Tanzania and have added a sample village
> (1800 points) as a test.
> The Python code on Github works great to calculate Plus Codes.
> We did used these tags:
> addr:pluscode:full (the 8+2 digit full Plus Code)
> addr:pluscode:area (the first 4 digits of the full Plus Code which is a 1
> degree by 1 degree lat long area)
> addr:pluscode:local (the second 4 digits + last 2 digits which used with a
> local name becomes the local address)

There is no need for this data in OSM because the data can be retrieved
automatically from latitude and longitude (plain coordinates) which are
already assigned to anything which has a location on the planet.

Adding Plus Code tags to OSM objects is as useful as adding latitude=*
and longitude=* or any other coordinate system which can be calculated
from latitude and longitude.

This import should be reverted.

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