[Routing] No tags like "country" and "city" in planet.osm for ways?

Jon Bright jon at siliconcircus.com
Mon Nov 12 16:23:25 GMT 2007


Alex Wilson wrote:
> Could this not be resolved by sorting ways of a particular name 
> according to their distance from the chosen destination city and then 
> displaying the closest 3 (say) and allowing the user to disambiguate in 
> a dialogue? With appropriate heuristics (say a distance cut-off based on 

As David Earl has demonstrated, yes:


The site's not terribly fast, but this is an implementation detail which 
I believe David's planning to improve upon.  The name finder is also 
integrated into the main OSM site.

Jon Bright
Silicon Circus Ltd.

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