[OSM-talk] Nominatim on the main page

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Sun Feb 18 19:12:45 UTC 2018

On 2018-02-18 20:07, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 12:53 PM, Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl>
> wrote:
>> On 2018-02-18 19:28, Tom Hughes wrote:

>> 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
>  It appears to me that the bounding box is used when searching places
> (towns, cities) or streets, but not when searching objects like shops
> or restaurants.
> For instance, searching for a McDonald's always gives me the
> McDonald's at 1351, George Dieter Drive, El Paso City, El Paso County,
> Texas, 79936, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
>  Keen ask.  I think a _lot_ of the complaints regarding Nominatim that
> have come up could be fixed by using the bounding box context for all
> items.  I may have incorrectly opened an Osmand bug [1] on the
> assumption Nominatim was consistently using the geocontext for all
> results.

I've opened a Nominatim bug for it.


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