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OSM Street Name Warnings for LD Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the LD Postal Area, based on OSM data from 2018‑02‑21 09:11:02 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
LD1 6 LD1 6AN 2 Dyffryn␣Rd w416530117 Dyffryn␣Road
LD3 7 LD3 7ED 2 The␣Watton w305043831 Rich␣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 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
LD3 0 LD3 0HP 2 Trem-Y-Mynydd w401075856
LD3 7 LD3 7YJ 4 Mill␣Lane w380281862
LD3 7 LD3 7YJ 4 Mill␣Lane n2722486577
LD3 7 LD3 7YJ 4 Mill␣Lane n4958135961
LD3 9 LD3 9SR 2 Penlan w401291531

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
LD1 5 LD1 5RT 1 w422055415
LD1 5 LD1 5SA 1 w401086655
LD1 5 LD1 5TW 1 w401294580
LD1 6 LD1 6LD 1 w401300322
LD1 6 LD1 6RE 1 w401083388
LD1 6 LD1 6TN 1 w401093444
LD2 3 LD2 3BQ 1 w331131147
LD2 3 LD2 3BS 1 n4699731546
LD2 3 LD2 3TY 1 w401111012
LD3 0 LD3 0LH 2 n1874048440
LD3 0 LD3 0LH 2 n2895336624
LD3 0 LD3 0SG 1 w307929678
LD3 0 LD3 0SL 2 n311986585
LD3 0 LD3 0SL 2 n317485563
LD3 0 LD3 0YB 1 w401073073
LD3 7 LD3 7BZ 1 n1735863391
LD3 7 LD3 7LJ 1 w292189110
LD3 7 LD3 7NN 1 w88357714
LD3 7 LD3 7SH 1 w217951175
LD3 7 LD3 7UB 2 w401296652
LD3 7 LD3 7UB 2 w401296654
LD3 7 LD3 7YQ 1 w500109284
LD3 7 LD3 7YX 1 w374420291
LD3 8 LD3 8AF 1 w227479181
LD3 8 LD3 8ER 1 n4084874510
LD3 8 LD3 8NE 4 w320308087
LD3 8 LD3 8NE 4 w230105074
LD3 8 LD3 8NE 4 w230105075
LD3 8 LD3 8NE 4 w320308085
LD3 8 LD3 8NH 1 w408718413
LD3 8 LD3 8SU 1 n4394461919
LD3 9 LD3 9LP 1 w349932215
LD3 9 LD3 9LR 1 w401287813
LD3 9 LD3 9SF 3 w236846843
LD3 9 LD3 9SF 3 w236846845
LD3 9 LD3 9SF 3 w236846848
LD4 4 LD4 4AT 1 w401089397
LD5 4 LD5 4TB 1 w199102450
LD6 5 LD6 5HF 1 w371373109
LD6 5 LD6 5HN 1 n3986661814
LD6 5 LD6 5NT 1 w409445698
LD7 1 LD7 1NB 1 w281326102
LD7 1 LD7 1YE 1 w297418255
LD8 2 LD8 2EY 1 w255863057
LD8 2 LD8 2SH 1 w285879460

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

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
LD6 5 LD6 5BL 1 Gigrin␣Farm,

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 consectutive 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)(\.? |$)/.

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
LD1 6 LD1 6AN 2 Dyffryn␣Rd

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.][.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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