[OSM-dev] Nominatim geocoding for Japanese address
lonvia at denofr.de
Thu Apr 10 07:38:26 UTC 2014
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:09:21AM +0300, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> I have tried to help a user with an address related task on OSM
> forum http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=24757.
> I found it quite hard to work with the admin boundary relations of
> OSM so I finally took the municipality borders as old fashion GIS
> polygons from the National Land Survey of Finland and after that
> sorting the unique streetnames by municipalities was very simple to
> do with a spatial SQL query.
> As you work with Nominatim, don't you ever feel that there should be
> a separate OSM repository for administrative polygons?
This question comes up from time to time but the idea eventually
always gets rejected because we still don't have a general concept
how to work with multiple databases.
What I'd like to see is someone providing regular dumps of admin
boundaries as geojson or shapefiles, just like dumps are provided
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