[OSM-talk] Name finder: "Budapesterplatz" vs. "Budapester platz"
david at frankieandshadow.com
Sat Aug 25 15:25:36 BST 2007
I have made a new release of namefinder which addresses this and similar
issues Ulf observed (below). You should now find that the following
searches all produce the same hit:
Budapesterpl. [punctuation is irrelevant]
Budapester Platz [what the mapper called it]
and including the more specific
Conversely, the nearby street tagged Wattstraße (i.e. straße is part of
the longer word), will be found with
Wattstr [which will also find Wattstraat in The Hague among others as
the abbreviation is the same]
In addition, many more abbreviations (both those used in tagging, and
those in search terms) are recognised. For example, searching for
St Thomas Pl, Freiburg
now matches Sankt Thomas Platz, and
Arnos Gro, Southgate
matches Arnos Grove
This applies both to the search on the osm map and on my own site at
On 17/08/2007 00:16, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> The name finder at http://www.frankieandshadow.com/osm/ won't find
> "Budapesterplatz", but "Budapester Platz" is found here in Nürnberg.
> While "Budapester Platz" is the correct term, it would be nice if
> slightly misstyped things like this would be found as well.
> Could it be added to the name finders "fuzzy search engine", that
> "Budapesterplatz" and similiar "combined search words" are found as well
> - or will this be too complicated to implement?
> Regards, ULFL
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> talk at openstreetmap.org
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