[Talk-us] Question about incorrect data for an administrative area

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 14:39:02 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:

> also, i would be remiss if i didn't point out that post office delivery
> addressing
> is only vaguely related to the actual administrative boundaries; the
> addressing
> situation for Enterprise is hardly unique, in fact situations like this
> are probably
> the norm.

Nominatim actually has a major shortcoming in this area. Even if an address
is explicitly mapped with addr:city, Nominatim still goes off of its own
idea of admin boundaries.

For example, try to find this address:

Nominatim's result for this address is:

Which is reported to be in "Rocky Ford" instead of Manhattan.

This is kind of a big problem for geocoding in the US...

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