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

Jose Cid doncid at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 19:36:09 BST 2010


  Hi All, I'm a bit confused. I am new to OSM. I have just installed the 
rails port of OSM  and have also installed "nominatim" (as per wiki 
instruction), including
"osm2pgsql"

Should I not install NOMINATIM?

Instead of "gazetteer" us "namefinder" ?


On 09/01/2010 01:38 PM, Grant Slater wrote:
> On 1 September 2010 15:14, Chris Browet<cbro at semperpax.com>  wrote:
>> While I'd completely agree in a business world, don't forget we are FLOSS
>> developers working on software in our free time.
>> We don't (at least I don't, and I doubt Marble has) have "a server". OSMF
>> do.
>> Just put a big red sticker on the wiki saying "ABSOLUTELY DO NOT USE OUR WEB
>> SERVICES, SETUP YOUR OWN!", then...
>> - Chris -
> Lets calm down a little. :-)
>
> There are 3 reasons why I called for the short notice of shutdown:
>
> 1) gazetteer's data hasn't been updated for over 2 years. Internally
> it has been considered to be deprecated. Likely we should have
> announced this earlier. Oh well.
> 2) When I checked the usage recently it was extremely low. I wasn't
> aware Marble used gazetteer. Marble does not provide a User-Agent when
> querying gazetteer. If it had, I would have been less eager.
> 3) We have other services that are waiting for hardware.
>
> Mistakes have been made... now lets move on.
>
> I'm going to have a hack at creating a namefinder/gazetteer ->
> nominatim bridge script.
>
> Regards
>   Grant
>
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