Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1776 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add nearby place names to browser pages

Reported by: Dan Karran Owned by: Tom Hughes
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:


It would be great if the names of nearby places (e.g. nearest village(s), town(s), city(ies)) could be added to history browser pages, giving both users and search engines a better idea of where objects are located.

  • nodes: should be a relatively simple call to the namefinder service, but could overload it due to the volume of requests
  • ways, relations: could search for places within the bbox and display the biggest places, or the places near the way/relation
  • changesets: find the places that fall within the bbox

These suggestions perhaps only really work for objects that fit within a small BBOX, as listing places that fall within a big BBOX (or along a long way/relation) may not be as useful in most situations.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This would be hugely expensive, so I don't think it's at all practical.

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