[Geocoding] Reverse geocoding functionalities
gergely.hanti.reg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 11:25:42 GMT 2011
Thanks for your quick reply Brian! I was talking about Nominatim indeed.
> Is it possible to get the coordinates of the result (or even the
> > geographical distance from the input coordinates)?
> The output could certainly be extended to include this fairly easily.
> This information is calculated internally but not exposed.
> I think this would be very useful. If the output included the coordinates
of the nearest city/town (or even the distance and the direction from it),
then the client could use that information for non-built-up areas as "24
miles/km NW from Oakville" for example.
I am not sure how to decide if the position is in built-up area or
not accoding to the output.
> Can the country be determined for a position outside the "mapped"
> > territories? (Maybe somebody has a method for using the data of the
> > import_worldboundaries.sql script)
> That is a valid point. This used to be done and has been lost recently.
> Reenabling that feature would be nice as well.
For my purposes a seperate db returning only the country would be perfect.
How could I achive that?
I am planning to make seperate databases for countries/regions.
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