Having an address consisting of a house number and a street name, or vice versa, is the usual way of addressing in most parts of the world. This construct is also featured in the presentation of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) international standard initiative (S42):
(Click on image to see the presentation)
Somehow I always end up living at a place with issues in relation to this construct.
Our current address is (without unit):
“Kenny Drews Vej 27” which would be “27 Kenny Drews Way” in an Anglo-phone country.
But our area has a new style of block buildings with canals between as we like to pretend that we live in Venice or Amsterdam:
This means that the house numbers aren’t sequenced down the street, but is spread round the block as if we were living in Japan. Google maps have the position exactly as it is:
Number 27 on Kenny Drews Vej is actually much closer to two other streets, which makes it very difficult when people are visiting us the first time and for some also the second time.
But that’s because I, and some of our visitors, are old fashioned. As Prashanta Chan says in his blog post Geocoding: Accurate Location Master Data: It will be much better to invite folks to your geocode.
The same thing applies to when you want some goods delivered to your premises or want a taxi as close to your front door as possible.
And regarding letters delivered by the good old postman: They will probably all be sent electronically before the UPU S42 addressing mapping standard is adapted by everyone.