Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#3927 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Support HTTPS for reverse lookup

Reported by: bong0 Owned by: openstreetmap@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: Cc:



I'm developing an application which uses location data of the user to do a nominatim reverse lookup. To preserve the privacy of the user, it'd be necessary to send that data over https, else I cannot guarantee that his precise location is leaked, unlike when working with the main site (which unfortunately doesn't do ssl/tls).

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by twain

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

OpenStreetMap is not primarily aimed at providing services to applications. It is very unlikely that this will happen since it would significantly increase the overheads involved.

You could try contacting MapQuest? ( to see if they would be willing to add an ssl option to their api.

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