[OSM-dev] Name finder for the main OSM page?
david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Aug 3 14:29:50 BST 2007
On 03/08/2007 14:15, Milo van der Linden wrote:
> But I am wondering what frankieandshadow does in the background; they
> don't seem to query the main OSM database directly, but build some sort
> of index?
Yes, there is an index, generated weekly from the planet file.
Here's how it works:
(see "How it works")
> What is required in order to get this functionallity running
> from the main OSM site?
See my previous message: it could be done in the same way as geonames
where the home page consults the existing site; or it could be moved to
an OSM machine. Either way it runs a script which consults a database.
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