[Talk-GB] Searching UK addresses on the osm.org website

Gervase Markham gerv-gmane at gerv.net
Mon Mar 12 15:10:08 GMT 2012

On 12/03/12 11:57, Dan Avis wrote:
> I'm not talking about importing them, because I understand some people
> are leery of the potential copyright issues, and because it's not an "on
> the ground" source. That's fine; I'm side-stepping that question
> (hopefully!) and instead asking: Can the osm.org search box be updated
> to return results from that complete list?

Yes, this! :-)

As long as the data is free enough to use to return results, it would be
utterly awesome if the search results could return the right point, even
if the data isn't in the OSM database proper.

This is basically the only thing which stops me using OSM all the time.
As it is, much of my map use has to be Google Maps.


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