[OSM-dev] Bad result from name finder postcode search

Chris Jones rollercow at sucs.org
Wed Apr 9 15:09:05 BST 2008


Chris Jones wrote:
> Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
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>> I realise that the name finder will never be totally correct, but I
>> noticed the following error:
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> Beats searching for RG5 3DF (Reading) it gives you Manchester!
>
> http://www.frankieandshadow.com/osm/?find=rg5+3df
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This one is even better!

Searching for "pub near Swansea" sends me to Australia...

http://gazetteer.openstreetmap.org/namefinder/?find=pub+near+Swansea

Oddly searching for "pubs near Swansea" gives me what I would expect...

Given the amount of name overloading perhaps it would be possible to 
guess which is closest to the end user using something like the GeoIP 
database...

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Chris Jones, SUCS Admin
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