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OSM Street Name Warnings for SR Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the SR 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
SR4 0DA 2 Fordfield␣Road w727430397 J+ Forest␣Road
SR5 3JN 3 Ferryboat␣Lane w684320115 J+ Ferryboat␣Lane,
SR7 9HU 11 Dalton␣Park w534891636 J+ Church␣Street
SR8 1DE 3 Westway w423876809 J+ Passfield␣Way

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
SR1 3HY 2 Holmeside w253478042 J+
SR2 7PP 6 The␣Royalty n3359339436 J+
SR3 2RF 2 Weymouth␣Road w62214079 J+
SR7 7DR 2 South␣Terrace w190629524 J+
SR7 9HU 11 Dalton␣Park n5186280870 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
SR1 3HW 1 n2594015141 J+
SR2 7ST 1 w256658518 J+
SR3 3DS 1 n774428444 J+
SR3 4EE 1 w431793474 J+
SR4 7QF 2 w34079874 J+
SR4 7QF 2 w34079873 J+
SR4 8LP 1 w400997733 J+
SR6 0EA 1 w34076968 J+
SR6 7NH 1 w236136498 J+
SR6 7NQ 1 w430348657 J+
SR6 7NX 1 w686965600 J+
SR6 8BB 1 n393874234 J+
SR6 9NA 1 n7256381235 J+
SR7 0NP 1 w190247616 J+
SR7 0PP 1 w218585974 J+
SR7 0PR 1 w218585985 J+
SR7 0PS 1 w218585993 J+
SR7 0PT 1 w84214330 J+
SR7 0PU 1 w84214393 J+
SR7 0PX 1 w218585978 J+
SR7 0PY 1 w218585967 J+
SR7 0PZ 1 w84214942 J+
SR7 7AG 1 n256775774 J+
SR7 7JE 1 w190629696 J+
SR7 7NZ 1 w84202296 J+
SR7 7XR 1 w239630588 J+
SR7 8SS 2 n752870300 J+
SR7 8SS 2 n752870301 J+
SR7 9AA 1 n774431641 J+
SR7 9JA 1 n5295581148 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: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

No such streets found in this area.

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]/

No such streets found in this area.

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 '\.,:;()/\\-]/

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
SR2 0NY 1 St.␣Benedict’s␣Way

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