[OSM-newbies] Reverse geocoding on Nominatim - acceptable volumes ?
craigw84 at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 25 22:00:47 BST 2010
On 25/10/2010 21:16, Iain Simpson wrote:
> I've just been looking at the Nominatim reverse-geocoding facility
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim) which I think would do
> what I want.
>> Currently the details page creates a high load on the server and is only
> >intended as a debugging aide, as a result no xml api is currently
> >Scraping or heavy use is likely to result in an IP ban.
> Currently the details page creates a high load on the server and is only
> intended as a debugging aide, as a result no xml api is currently
> provided. Scraping or heavy use is likely to result in an IP ban.
> I am currently taking about 500 photos per week.
> What is an acceptable use and are there any alternatives ?
Firstly, for reverse geocoding, you probably won't be using the "Details
page", so I don't think that section applies.
Though see the Nominatim usage policy, it says bulk geocoding is NOT
Mapquest provide their own Nominatim service - I don't think it has any
specified limits, so I think it would be fine for your use.
Or you could install/setup an instance of Nominatim on your own
server/PC, though that is rather complicated. And it will need a lot of
memory / hard disk space if you are using a large chunk of the world.
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