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OSM Street Name Warnings for IG Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the IG Postal Area, based on OSM data from 2018‑08‑10 10:18:02 Z. (The data comes from postcode checks that another tool does, so only includes OSM objects with valid postcodes.) Street names are taken from the following, in order of precedence: the addr:place tag, the addr:parentstreet tag, the addr:street tag, the name tag on street or associatedStreet relation if present, and the addr:locality tag. Remember that only OSM-compatible sources can be used to fix any issues flagged by this tool.

Street Name Mismatches in Postcode Unit

Each postcode unit normally only includes addresses on a single "street" (although there can be one or more "dependent streets" off a main street within a single unit). The table below lists OSM objects whose computed 'street name' differs from the dominant 'street name' for other objects in that unit. Such difference may be caused by typos in the street name, by objects having the wrong postcode, or by a dependent street being tagged as addr:street, without the main street being appropriately tagged. (In the latter case, I would recommend using addr:parentstreet for the main street, and addr:street for the dependent street. The main street will then be recorded in this tool, but data users unaware of the additional tag, will get something sensible from the addr:street tag.) Note that the 'Dominant Street' listed in the tables is just the most used on other OSM objects with the same postcode — it is not necessarily correct.

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object Tagged Street
IG3 9 IG3 9RP 2 Green␣Lane w391670539 Green␣Ln
IG6 2 IG6 2AW 3 High␣Street n2326287724 High␣Road
IG11 0 IG11 0AY 5 Alfreds␣Way w439347057 Riverside␣Cottages,␣Alfreds␣Way
IG11 7 IG11 7PG 2 Stag␣Island,␣Ripple␣Road w314655258 Barking

Partially Missing Street Names

OSM objects with an addr:postcode tag, with without a computed street name (see above for method), where at least one other OSM object withe the same postcode has a street computed stret name. If the postcodes are correct, then the object in question will normally have the same street in its address.

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object
IG1 4 IG1 4UE 2 Cranbrook␣Road n4972266289
IG6 1 IG6 1NB 2 Station␣Road w257344233
IG10 4 IG10 4LF 2 High␣Road w191306929
IG11 0 IG11 0FJ 2 Minter␣Road w453706270

Fully Missing Street Names

OSM objects with an addr:postcode tag, with without a computed street name (see above for method), where none of the other OSM objects in the same postcde unit have a street name. In some postcode units, the addresses do not have streets, so the entries here are not necessarily errrors.

Sector Postcode Mapped OSM Object
IG1 4 IG1 4SB 2 w227105878
IG1 4 IG1 4SB 2 w227105879
IG1 4 IG1 4UA 1 w306110318
IG1 4 IG1 4XA 2 n1853048589
IG1 4 IG1 4XA 2 w174651214
IG1 4 IG1 4XF 1 w507784357
IG2 6 IG2 6AH 1 w569333109
IG6 3 IG6 3HN 2 w60224511
IG6 3 IG6 3HN 2 w4257697
IG8 8 IG8 8PP 1 w25643893
IG8 8 IG8 8QH 1 n2129413695
IG10 1 IG10 1HW 1 w172447802
IG10 3 IG10 3TH 1 n3926768807
IG11 8 IG11 8BU 1 n4159646532

Highways with Postcodes

OSM objects with an addr:postcode and a highway tag. It is debateable whether postcodes should be added to streets at all, but if they are to be, it might be preferable to use the postal_code tag instead, as the postcode on the street does not form part of an address.

No such streets found in this area.

Unexpected Punctuation

Street names containing a comma, colon, semi-colon, forward slash or backward slash, or a hyphen not between words. Occaisionally such usage may be legitimate.
Regular expression: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
IG11 7 IG11 7AP 2 Barking␣Abbey␣Industrail␣Estate,␣Abbey␣Road
IG9 6 IG9 6BJ 1 David␣Lloyd␣Leisure,␣Roding␣Lane,␣Chigwell
IG11 0 IG11 0AX 1 Gascoigne␣Wharf,␣Alfreds␣Way
IG11 7 IG11 7PG 2 Stag␣Island,␣Ripple␣Road

Unexpected Numbers

Street names containing a number. Note that some street names legitimately contain road numbers (e.g. "A147") when the road does not have another name.
Regular expression: /[0-9]/

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
IG1 4 IG1 4QR 1 2-8␣Coventry␣Road
IG1 4 IG1 4RS 1 20-22␣Park␣Avenue
IG7 6 IG7 6DW 1 50␣High␣Road

Capitalisation Issues

Street names starting with a lowercase letter, or having two consectutive uppercase letters.
Regular expression: /(^[a-z]|[A-Z][A-Z])/

No such streets found in this area.

Abbreviations

Street names containing common suffix/descriptor abbreviations, which would normally be expected to be spelt out in full. Note that the abbreviation of 'Saint' to 'St' is often present in the official name of a street, so 'St' is not necessarily an error.
Regular expression: / (Ave|Blvd|Cl|Cresc?|Ct|Gdns?|Grvs?|Ln|Rd|Sq|St)(\.? |$)/

No such streets found in this area.

White Space Issues

Street names containing any white space characters other than spaces, two or more consecutive spaces, or starting or ending with a space.
Regular expression: /([[.newline.][.tab.][.form-feed.]]| |^ | $)/

No such streets found in this area.

Other Odd Characters

Street names containing anything other than letters, punctuation, spaces and numbers. Not all warnings here will be errors; some may be legitimate uses.
Regular expression: /[^A-Za-z0-9 '\.,:;()/\\-]/

No such streets found in this area.

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