[OSM-dev] NOTICE: gazetteer.osm.org being retired

Colin Marquardt cmarqu42 at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 30 19:37:09 BST 2010


2010/8/30 Brian Quinion <openstreetmap at brian.quinion.co.uk>:
> On 30 August 2010 16:33, Torsten Rahn <tackat at t-online.de> wrote:
>>> NOTICE:
>>> gazetteer.openstreetmap.org is being retired at the end of this month.
>>> 31st August 2010.
>>
>> For us Marble developers this creates a situation:
>> We are using this service in all our fully deployed stable releases to query
>> OpenStreetMap search results. So this will leave Marble users with an
>> application that has broken OpenStreetMap support. Bad show for us and
>> OpenStreetMap :-(
>>
> I think you have confused the services - the nominatim service is not
> being discontinued, rather it is the previous namefinder service that
> is being discontinued.  Namefinder has now been depreciated and not
> updated for just over a year.

Older Marble releases (that are e.g. in Linux distributions for quite
a while to come) were already using gazetteer/namefinder, until the
switch to nominatim in Marble SVN a few months ago.

Cheers
  Colin



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