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OSM Street Name Warnings for LU Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the LU 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
LU1 3 LU1 3JH 9 Gipsy␣Lane w109329461 Gypsy␣Lane
LU2 8 LU2 8DL 10 Butterfeild w190811509 Great␣Marlings
LU2 8 LU2 8DL 10 Butterfeild w190427814 Hitchin␣Road
LU2 9 LU2 9TA 5 Wigmore␣Park w139313266 Wigmore␣Hall␣Shopping␣Centre
LU5 5 LU5 5PJ 74 Enfield␣Close w393288712 Brentwood␣Close
LU5 5 LU5 5PJ 74 Enfield␣Close w393288713 Brentwood␣Close
LU5 5 LU5 5RA 19 Newbury␣Road n3926699287 Parkside␣Drive
LU5 5 LU5 5RE 56 Fareham␣Way w391143483 Fenwick␣Road
LU5 5 LU5 5RN 123 Chelsea␣Gardens w392174544 Bromley␣Gardens
LU5 5 LU5 5RN 123 Chelsea␣Gardens w392177122 Parkside␣Drive
LU7 1 LU7 1EA 28 High␣Street w139574290 High␣Street␣Mews
LU7 1 LU7 1EA 28 High␣Street w139568546 High␣Street␣Mews
LU7 1 LU7 1EA 28 High␣Street w139574285 High␣Street␣Mews
LU7 1 LU7 1EQ 12 North␣Street w463064361 Lake␣Street
LU7 2 LU7 2PJ 3 Coniston␣Road w186796488 Grasmere␣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
LU2 0 LU2 0SX 5 Kimpton␣Road w110313454
LU2 9 LU2 9LY 3 Easy␣Way w110273499
LU5 6 LU5 6HR 5 M1␣Motorway n2499909778
LU5 6 LU5 6HR 5 M1␣Motorway n767817879
LU5 6 LU5 6HT 2 Stockwell␣Farm␣Road n3577564758
LU6 1 LU6 1NX 2 West␣Street n3891928766
LU7 1 LU7 1DF 6 Bossard␣Court w253390474
LU7 1 LU7 1EA 28 High␣Street w139574296
LU7 1 LU7 1RT 5 Lake␣Street w139515083
LU7 1 LU7 1SH 2 Dudley␣Mews w462985728
LU7 2 LU7 2QN 35 Grasmere␣Way n5486415527
LU7 2 LU7 2QN 35 Grasmere␣Way n5486414393
LU7 2 LU7 2QN 35 Grasmere␣Way n5486415528
LU7 2 LU7 2QN 35 Grasmere␣Way n5486415525
LU7 2 LU7 2QN 35 Grasmere␣Way n5486415526
LU7 2 LU7 2QN 35 Grasmere␣Way n5486414392

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
LU1 3 LU1 3LU 3 n5359843968
LU1 3 LU1 3LU 3 w272889891
LU1 3 LU1 3LU 3 n5359843967
LU3 1 LU3 1RJ 1 n5295581147
LU5 4 LU5 4SN 1 w390780858
LU5 5 LU5 5FY 1 n5038882359
LU5 6 LU5 6AB 1 w88722119
LU5 6 LU5 6LN 1 n2006045060
LU6 3 LU6 3DX 1 w249059535
LU6 3 LU6 3QZ 2 w194835127
LU6 3 LU6 3QZ 2 w194833856
LU7 0 LU7 0QB 2 n5239362590
LU7 0 LU7 0QB 2 n5239362589
LU7 0 LU7 0QG 3 w44199621
LU7 0 LU7 0QG 3 w44199587
LU7 0 LU7 0QG 3 w44199605
LU7 0 LU7 0QU 1 n824239407
LU7 9 LU7 9HH 1 n2504945742

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.

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object Street Name M?
LU2 8 LU2 8PW 1 <no name> w4233654 <no name>
LU5 6 LU5 6HR 5 M1␣Motorway w123717502 Moto␣Toddington␣Services *
LU5 6 LU5 6HR 5 M1␣Motorway w123717503 Moto␣Toddington␣Services *
LU5 6 LU5 6HT 2 Stockwell␣Farm␣Road w107570025 Stockwell␣Farm␣Road

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
LU1 3 LU1 3RR 1 117␣Tennyson␣Road
LU5 6 LU5 6HR 5 M1␣Motorway

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)(\.? |$)/

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

No such streets found in this area.

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