Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4779 closed defect (fixed)

Error in Nominatim and map with coordinates

Reported by: estailes Owned by: geocoding@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version: 2.0
Keywords: Cc:


Wind 7, mozilla firefox latest version

Hello we are using the coordinates(lat,lon) 5.46319333333333,-74.3390516666667

and in nominatim the map show in la Y bogota Colombia

and in Google maps show correct!, Yacopi near the road la palma

thanks in advance

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Bit of a complicated story. For the reverse lookup, Nominatim returns the address of the nearest object. In this case that was a school which you seem to have imported a while ago, even before importing all the administrative boundaries and town names. So, at that time the closest town to the school was Bogota which it got assigned as address. Then the school was never updated again, not even when the towns and boundaries appeared. So Nominatim reports still a Bogota address.

To make a long story short, I've now updated all of Cundinamarca and the example above will now show the correct address. If you find similar anomalies in other parts of Colombia, let me know.

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