[OSM-dev] Nominatim (npi / osm)?

Erik Johansson emj at kth.se
Mon Dec 19 09:16:53 GMT 2011


On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 10:23, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not very familiar with the internal workings of Nominatim but I
> do know that it takes some very serious hardware to build a database
> from the ground up using an OSM planet file. I believe this is why the
> pre-indexed feature came to be. It allows you to maintain a nominatim
> database without overly expensive equipment. As far as I know,
> MapQuest Open is currently the only source of pre-indexed data. Have
> you read their pages about it?
>
> http://developer.mapquest.com/web/products/open/nominatim/indexed
>
> From that page, there is a link to the developer guide which has
> additional details. Although looking through there it seems like their
> service may be broken. The last full dump is from March and the last
> diff is from October...
>

Since the MQ server  http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/ hasn't been
updated since august, that comes as no surprise,

http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4035



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