Opened 8 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#3723 closed enhancement (worksforme)

How can I tell Nominatim to always report nearest road?

Reported by: pere@… Owned by: geocoding@…
Priority: major Milestone: Wishlist
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

I use Nominatim with www.fiksgatami.no to report information about the nearest road to the councils receiving reports from the site (this is the norwegian www.fixmystreet.com).

This works reasonably well when a location lookup in nominatim report information about a nearby road, but for some locations no road information is returned.

A search that only return a node is this:

http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/reverse?format=xml&zoom=16&lat=59.90608&lon=10.52355

A search that return a road is this:

http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/reverse?format=xml&zoom=16&lat=59.430144&lon=5.260994

I would like to always get information about the nearest road, also for the first search.

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wiki.jpg (647 bytes) - added by DeanKolt 6 years ago.
One of the key elements here is located in the source code is the fact that cc and bcc are located within http://www.acheapcarinsurance.net as a part of it's header http://www.bohemjewel.com source code.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by pere@…

Another thing that would make the nearest road feature more useful for fiksgatami, would be if the search would return information about the N nearest roads. This is useful when several roads cross each other or there are tunnels below other roads.

At the moment the information returned by Nominatim is too inaccurate to depend on, and we include it in the messages to the municipalities on a "in case it is useful" basis.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from openstreetmap@… to geocoding@…

Changed 6 years ago by DeanKolt

Attachment: wiki.jpg added

One of the key elements here is located in the source code is the fact that cc and bcc are located within http://www.acheapcarinsurance.net as a part of it's header http://www.bohemjewel.com source code.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Should work now when using the zoom parameter

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