[OSM-dev] New public nominatim service (mapquest)

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Nov 18 20:29:07 GMT 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:57 PM, Wyo <otto.wyss at orpatec.ch> wrote:

> Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> I think you saw my attempt at a more interactive search box?
>> If you want, I can send you the code or have it imported in the OSM SVN.
>>  Ahh, that was you, yes I saw it. Well I'd really like to know how to do
> it with OpenLayers.Request, so your code probably won't help.
>  http://lima.schaaltreinen.nl/mvexel/nominatim/
>>  Nice, yet either Nominatim or your code or both don't show usable
> results. E.g. if I search for "London" I've almost to type the full name.
> That is Nominatim not matching partial names. It was not designed for this
kind of AJAXy operation apparently. As it is the demo is not very friendly
to nominatim, firing a request after every change made in the input field.
Subsequent requests seem to cancel the predecessors, but I guess the harm on
the server side is already done by then.

> Wyo
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