[Talk-ca] Data imported from Geobase_Import_2009 and tags

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 17:25:39 BST 2010

>Does nominatim not work for you?

"Slater street, Ottawa, ca"  returns "Slater Street, Centretown, Hull,
Ottawa, K1P 5H3, Ontario,

Hull is the old name for Gatineau in Quebec, across the river, but the
location is fine.  It's the local Orleans addresses that don't seem to come

"select blooms, 1675 tenth line, ontario, ca" actually comes up with
"Florist Select Blooms, 1675, Tenth Line Road, K1E3P6, Ontario,
and the correct location but that was on the fourth search attempt playing
with the address and most houses don't have a business name in the address
address to help.

Single house next to the way link was useful.  I can work with that leaving
off city etc.

Thanks John

On 29 March 2010 12:12, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Makes a lot of sense but currently it seems very difficult to search for
> an
> > address.  Are there any pragmatic approaches that would make it easier /
> > possible to search for an address in Openstreet map?
> Does nominatim not work for you?  I mean other than the postal code
> issue you raised recently.  Search on openstreetmap.org got A LOT
> better when nominatim launched.
> > If we could import the postcodes and overlay them as boundaries that
> would
> > be wonderful.
> I'm not sure that an unencumbered source for postal code data exists.
> Unless that changes, postal codes in Canada may just be _hard_.
> Perhaps this is a good project for a mashup with a CanadaPost site?
> > Any suggestions for guidelines on what to enter for an address?  Possibly
> in
> > the wiki?  Adding in multiple addr:city and addr:state lines adds to data
> > entry and also adds to potential mistakes.
> I'm still using this:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Karlsruhe_schema#Single_house_next_to_the_way
> I'm not aware of changes here, other than not requiring addr:city,
> addr:state, etc.
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