[OSM-talk] Nominatim on the main page

Jorge Gustavo Rocha jgr at osgeopt.pt
Sun Feb 18 20:15:57 UTC 2018

On 18-02-2018 19:21, Milo van der Linden wrote:
> With 103 open issues and 12 open pull requests, I would love to
> volunteer to at least help get those cleared first. Given the (very
> positive, I am glad so many people are acting on this thread)
> activity, I think if everybody lends a couple of hours of code this
> week we can get nominatim ready to make some progress.


I did not blame before, because I never contributed to nominatim. I'll
take some time this week to review issues and PR (although this week is
the QGIS hackfest).

But definitely, I'll use the open data day [1] dedicated to nominatim.
Maybe we can have a virtual meeting on March 3rd dedicated to nominatim
to coordinate actions.

[1] March 3rd, 2018, http://opendataday.org

> 2018-02-18 20:12 GMT+01:00 Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl>:
>> 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.
>> https://github.com/openstreetmap/Nominatim/issues/930
>> Maarten
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