AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I'm not sure we have enough information to act on this yet. We don't know if house numbers should be added to only one side of a split street. Might there be a reason to add it to both? (can't think of any off-hand).
I assumed this would be a straight forward answer. If you get routed to the street closest to the house that can be driven (vs. the back yard when the house is on a long driveway and there is a street behind it), then we must map only the side of split roads that actually takes you to the driveway of the house in question.
If you put the house numbers only on one side of the split road, then half of the houses will be routed to the wrong side of the street with U-turns being forced leaving you on the wrong side.
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Also, I'm not sure about the merging thing. If you take both sides and put them together and turned to two-way, do all house numbers remain?
I would expect if you have house numbers on each of the split roads then you need to get all the house numbers back to a single two-way road. I would think this is a monumental task for a long roads with hundreds of houses.
That makes me realize that anyone can delete a single segment with house numbers and when someone tries to add the road segment back, the house numbers are gone? This could be a very big problem for vandalism beyond just losing the street segment itself which is frankly pretty easy to replace.
This would be solved it the house numbers were somehow attached to a location and street name in the database and if a segment gets added to the map with that same name, then the house number automatically gets reattached to that segment to the closest location on that road. It would not be 100%, but would save probably 95% of the work after a major error.