3.5.2. Rules for adding attributes to addresses
This is how the attribute panel for addresses looks:
If you need to enter several numbers, click Go to advanced mode and the attribute panel will allow you to enter additional numbers:
When you add attributes to addresses, follow the rules that apply specifically to their attributes.
In the Street field, enter the name of the item that the address is linked to: the street (for addresses that are linked to a road network, such as Moscow, 9 Marshal Biryuzov St.) or a square (for example, Moscow, 8 Preobrazhenskaya Sq.) or an administrative division (for addresses that are linked to divisions like Zelenograd, 15th subdistrict, building 1510, village of Yabedino, house 45).
If an address has a type like 2 Nakhimov Sq., then you should initially create a Nakhimov Sq. road infrastructure item and then link the address to it.
It's important to differentiate these addresses from addresses that are linked to streets with names like Troitsk, Fabrichnaya Ploshchad St. In these cases addresses are linked to the street.
If necessary, you can link address points to other items: stations (like Zvenigorod station, 4A), or vegetation and terrain items.
When you fill in the fields, you can choose a name from the list:
If there is no item to link to on the map yet, you can create one and then link address points to it.
When you create a new street, you must link it to the administrative division where it is located (for more information, see section 188.8.131.52. Location).
If an address in a locality is linked to a named or numbered highway (which in turn is linked to a higher class of administrative division than the locality is), then you should also create a road of the same name within the borders of the locality and link the address to it.
For example, to link an address in the city of Kubinka to the Minsk Highway (which is a named highway linked to the Moscow region), you must create a Minsk Highway road on the territory of the city of Kubinka (as a street in a locality that is linked to Kubinka).
If the address outside the locality is linked to a numbered highway (for example, 1 M-1 Highway), then you should create an additional “numbered highway” of the same name and link the address to it.
Enter the house number as the “Official” name.
Follow these rules when entering numbers:
Only use characters from the local alphabet for the address:
- Follow the conventions of the country you're mapping regarding whether letters in the address should be upper or lower case. For example, all building names should be lowercase, but abbreviations should be uppercase (if that is the custom). This is the case in France, for example, where all building names are written out in lowercase letters. 8b.
House numbers should not contain spaces.
If there are several address options for a building, then enter the option that is used locally (including on signage) for the official name. Enter all other names in the “also known as, historical” field.
For example, if 20/1 Marshal Biryuzov St. is the official name (i.e. that is the form that is used locally), then enter the form 20к1 Marshal Biryuzov St. in the also known as field.
If a building has two different addresses (if, for example, it's on a corner), then enter two address points.
These address points are connected to two different streets. For example, 20 Tverskaya St. and 1 Nastasinsky Ln.:
If there are also several address options for a building, then enter the additional options using the “also known as, historical” field.
For example, the building in the drawing has four address options:
- 20 Tverskaya St.
- 20/1 Tverskaya St.
- 1 Nastasinsky Ln.
- 1/20 Nastasinsky Ln.
Two address points are connected to this building, each of which has two names: one official and one “also known as, historical”.
If a fraction is used in the form of the address used locally (including on signage), then the official name should include the fraction sign (and the name without the sign should be entered under "also known as"). For example, official — 20/1 Tverskaya St. and the "also known as" — 20 Tverskaya St..
If a non-fraction number is used locally, then enter the official name without a fraction (and use the fraction one for the "also known as" option). For example, official — 20 Tverskaya St. and the "also known as" — 20/1 Tverskaya St:
If the address only contains Cyrillic letters and numbers, then you can enter it for one language (Russian) and not duplicate it for another one (such as Ukrainian).
You can enter temporary addresses for new buildings that do not have official addresses yet.