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OSM Street Name Warnings for KW Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the KW Postal Area, based on OSM data from 2020‑07‑07 17:22:02 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

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.

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object JRC Tagged Street
KW14 7UJ 3 St␣Ola␣House w289104044 J+ St␣Ola␣House,␣Scrabster
KW15 1BB 2 Andersquoy␣Court,␣Old␣Scapa␣Road w114253123 J+ Old␣Scapa␣Road
KW15 1JZ 2 Mounthoolie␣Lane n1294627265 J+ Mounthoolie␣Place
KW16 3AA 2 The␣Pierhead w352691941 J+ Victoria␣Street
KW16 3BA 3 Church␣Road n1526544317 J+ Church␣Street
KW17 2SS 4 Pier␣Road w181492568 J+ Westshore␣Road

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 with the same postcode has a street computed street name. If the postcodes are correct, then the object in question will normally have the same street in its address.

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object JRC
KW1 4YR 3 Main␣Road w145796830 J+
KW1 4YR 3 Main␣Road w484751539 J+
KW9 6NX 2 Fountain␣Square w359188740 J+
KW14 7SP 2 Bettyhill n471823142 J+
KW14 7TH 2 Lotts w352996215 J+
KW14 7UJ 3 St␣Ola␣House w232563217 J+
KW15 1LE 3 Harbour␣Street n423367579 J+
KW15 1RP 3 Pickaquoy␣Road w268755174 J+
KW17 2BE 3 Greenspot␣Road n87885590 J+
KW17 2BE 3 Greenspot␣Road w393519708 J+
KW17 2SS 4 Pier␣Road n87935346 J+
KW17 2SS 4 Pier␣Road w584030095 J+
KW17 2TH 5 St.␣Margaret's␣Hope w312039290 J+
KW17 2TH 5 St.␣Margaret's␣Hope w312040274 J+
KW17 2TH 5 St.␣Margaret's␣Hope w312040703 J+
KW17 2TH 5 St.␣Margaret's␣Hope w312038584 J+

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 postcode unit have a street name. In some postcode units, the addresses do not have streets, so the entries here are not necessarily errors.

Postcode Mapped OSM Object JRC
KW1 4TT 1 w396110495 J+
KW1 4XB 1 w446905913 J+
KW1 4YH 1 w396113486 J+
KW1 5HP 1 w396051782 J+
KW1 5LT 1 w508702455 J+
KW1 5TR 1 w283357815 J+
KW1 5YJ 1 w396108154 J+
KW3 6BJ 1 w396107009 J+
KW5 6DX 1 n4882907888 J+
KW6 6EA 1 w104143924 J+
KW6 6ED 1 w396114974 J+
KW6 6EH 1 n1452692892 J+
KW8 6JW 1 w282337306 J+
KW8 6LD 1 w282337307 J+
KW9 6NL 1 n4672222081 J+
KW9 6PF 1 w396115386 J+
KW10 6SF 1 w104277567 J+
KW11 6UF 1 w533125704 J+
KW12 6UW 1 n6179821860 J+
KW12 6XY 1 w232541710 J+
KW12 6YN 1 w396104576 J+
KW13 6YT 2 w223611199 J+
KW13 6YT 2 w316949179 J+
KW14 7DS 1 w508615391 J+
KW14 7QU 1 n6275530227 J+
KW14 7RE 1 w396103797 J+
KW14 7YL 2 n5560608196 J+
KW14 7YL 2 w396099410 J+
KW14 8DE 1 w350093473 J+
KW14 8HL 1 w508615411 J+
KW14 8UA 1 w508615434 J+
KW14 8XD 1 w168003137 J+
KW14 8XH 2 w350087665 J+
KW14 8XH 2 w167703866 J+
KW14 8XP 1 w396114067 J+
KW15 1QN 1 w435839834 J+
KW15 1SE 1 w666349049 J+
KW15 1SF 1 n4944052726 J+
KW16 3JS 2 w288899489 J+
KW16 3JS 2 w288822564 J+
KW16 3JX 1 w584027602 J+
KW16 3LB 1 w178664931 J+
KW16 3LR 1 w249805919 J+
KW16 3LS 1 w118920664 J+
KW16 3LT 1 w118920553 J+
KW16 3NJ 1 w118168184 J+
KW16 3NP 1 n833535993 J+
KW16 3NU 1 w580154105 J+
KW16 3NX 1 w396117151 J+
KW16 3PG 1 n1681685266 J+
KW17 2AY 1 w182086434 J+
KW17 2BA 1 w199888226 J+
KW17 2BJ 1 n4431892092 J+
KW17 2BU 2 n4394778347 J+
KW17 2BU 2 w118187966 J+
KW17 2BW 1 w332117020 J+
KW17 2DH 2 n4536676369 J+
KW17 2DH 2 w395700228 J+
KW17 2DX 1 n3310202299 J+
KW17 2EL 1 w751411942 J+
KW17 2EQ 1 w205402389 J+
KW17 2ES 1 w189092352 J+
KW17 2JA 1 w189074869 J+
KW17 2LB 1 w584025803 J+
KW17 2LX 1 n427783852 J+
KW17 2LY 2 w584022198 J+
KW17 2LY 2 w584022199 J+
KW17 2NB 1 n5583392436 J+
KW17 2PJ 1 w114254117 J+
KW17 2PR 1 w396414774 J+
KW17 2PS 1 n4536964088 J+
KW17 2QH 1 w584036458 J+
KW17 2QJ 1 w426670635 J+
KW17 2QQ 1 w584414934 J+
KW17 2QU 1 w186895225 J+
KW17 2RB 3 w337201989 J+
KW17 2RB 3 w353556239 J+
KW17 2RB 3 w396232971 J+
KW17 2RD 2 w205075650 J+
KW17 2RD 2 w337202005 J+
KW17 2RU 1 n3556762612 J+
KW17 2RW 1 w118197082 J+

Highways with Postcodes

OSM objects with an addr:postcode and a highway tag. It is debatable 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. Occasionally such usage may be legitimate.
Regular expression: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
KW15 1BB 2 Andersquoy␣Court,␣Old␣Scapa␣Road
KW17 2HE 1 Midgarth,␣Rendall

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]/

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
KW14 7SZ 1 A836

Capitalisation Issues

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

No such streets found in this area.


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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