[OSM-talk] Nominatim on the main page

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Sun Feb 18 18:28:56 UTC 2018

On 18/02/18 18:04, Paul Johnson wrote:

>   OK, so what can we do about this problem?  For example, go to Jenks, 
> Oklahoma.  Search for Walmart.  First result isn't the Walmart 
> Neighborhood Market across the street from the Riverside Market shopping 
> center.  It's not even the Walmart Supercenter across from Oral Roberts 
> University.  Or even the Walmart Neighborhood Market further from 
> downtown Jenks, but still in Jenks, over by Haddington Heights.  The 
> results instead are in Sunset Harbor, Florida; Saint Louis, Missouri; 
> Tallahassee, Florida, El Paso, Texas; and Fairbanks, Alaska.
> I get that if you get specific and actually type "Walmart jenks" in, you 
> get the one in Haddington Heights, and then the one in Glenpool, 
> Oklahoma (slightly odd for that one, but not entirely unreasonable).  
> But this isn't what most people are going to do.  I also get that the 
> homepage isn't /meant/ to be used as the product itself, just a 
> demonstration, but we really should be putting our best foot forward there.

I can't comment about how the algorithm works because I don't know
anything about it. I'm just saying that we do tell it the viewbox


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

More information about the talk mailing list