Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#4492 closed enhancement (fixed)

enhancement proposal - nominatim search result - ranked by priority ?

Reported by: Pascal Boulerie ENSG Owned by: geocoding@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: sort priority relevance Cc:


Re : enhancement proposal - nominatim search result - ranked by priority ?

Search for : Torcy

The first 4 results are administrative polygons...

The town only appears on rank 5.

I suggest to sort the results by priority or relevance, to show an important placename such as a town before an administrative zone.

PS I mean, do you really know many users of geodata in the real world who wants to get an administrative before a town ?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

This is more an issue of bad wording. The first result is the sub-prefecture with the same name as the town. As one is within the other, it doesn't really matter which one is returned first, they both get you to the town.

The real problem is that all administrative areas (countries, counties, towns, suburbs, ...) that are as a polygon in OSM are returned as "administrative" which is not really helpful.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The wording issue has been fixed a while ago.

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