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OSM Street Name Warnings for BL Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the BL Postal Area, based on OSM data from 2018‑05‑09 12:39:02 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
BL1 2 BL1 2QG 3 Thomas␣Holden␣Street w507033146 Gaskell␣Street
BL1 8 BL1 8RX 2 Ashworth␣Lane w451951851 Hugh␣Lupus␣Street
BL2 5 BL2 5SQ 2 Tommy␣Lane w551454034 Well␣Street
BL2 6 BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w541477708 Bury␣Road
BL2 6 BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844199 The␣Hollies
BL2 6 BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844196 The␣Hollies
BL2 6 BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844197 The␣Hollies
BL2 6 BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844198 The␣Hollies
BL2 6 BL2 6QU 2 Bury␣Road w542844674 Bury␣New␣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 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
BL3 2 BL3 2NZ 2 Manchester␣Road w506673256

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
BL0 0 BL0 0HL 1 w153050068
BL0 0 BL0 0QL 1 w406489448
BL0 9 BL0 9JD 1 w202266957
BL0 9 BL0 9PQ 1 w263483852
BL0 9 BL0 9QZ 1 w263483851
BL0 9 BL0 9TA 1 w263483850
BL1 1 BL1 1PQ 1 w170004169
BL1 2 BL1 2EX 1 w541395017
BL1 2 BL1 2SL 1 w56248586
BL1 8 BL1 8UF 1 w168426289
BL2 1 BL2 1JX 2 w506612178
BL2 1 BL2 1JX 2 w506612179
BL2 3 BL2 3BH 1 w577426188
BL2 3 BL2 3LL 1 w74920855
BL2 3 BL2 3TR 1 w330036653
BL3 4 BL3 4RB 1 n583055847
BL4 7 BL4 7BA 1 n4967260580
BL4 7 BL4 7BL 1 w401119205
BL5 1 BL5 1EL 1 n2871189833
BL7 9 BL7 9PZ 1 n361426756
BL7 9 BL7 9RE 1 w406492572
BL8 2 BL8 2JH 1 w401117369
BL8 3 BL8 3AX 1 w406482630
BL8 3 BL8 3HR 1 w406482179
BL8 4 BL8 4HD 1 w406484353
BL8 4 BL8 4HS 1 w406483463
BL8 4 BL8 4LH 1 w172439679
BL9 5 BL9 5NF 1 w406490391
BL9 6 BL9 6ER 1 w401024606
BL9 6 BL9 6JD 1 n4065561932
BL9 7 BL9 7JP 1 w406491519

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: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

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]/

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BL9 8 BL9 8RD 1 Little␣66

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)(\.? |$)/

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BL3 5 BL3 5DR 1 Salisbury␣St

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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