[OSM-dev] Nominatim 2.3 release announcement

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sun Oct 5 14:11:29 UTC 2014

If I search for river with Nominatim , I obtain all the features where there is river in the name.

It would be interesting to have a syntax similar to Xapi and Overpass to be able to search for specific tag (ie. amenity=school).


 De : Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>
À : dev at openstreetmap.org 
Envoyé le : Dimanche 5 octobre 2014 5h03
Objet : Re: [OSM-dev] Nominatim 2.3 release announcement

On Sunday 05 October 2014, Sarah Hoffmann wrote:
> There are two new features that are most notable for users of the
> search engine: there is now support for waterway relations, which
> improves searching for rivers, [...]


It seems though they are reported in the same way in the results lists 
as river lines with 'River' which makes them hard to identify.  In 
principle i would have four major classes for water features:

* standing water areas (natural=water + water!=river/channel)
* flowing water areas (waterway=riverbank or natural=water + 
* waterways (waterway tag but not waterway=riverbank)
* waterway relations

Christoph Hormann

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