Opened 6 years ago

#4955 new defect

search does not catch common abbreviations for portuguese roads

Reported by: denisbourke Owned by: geocoding@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: Cc:


When searching for portuguese streets, these abbreviations are common:

r = rua d = dom av = avenida

for example, Rua Dom Carlos de Mascarenhas in Lisboa has the tag "name = Rua D. Carlos de Mascarenhas". Searching for it under this name will find the correct place:

The following search terms do not work, and should work: Rua Dom Carlos de Mascarenhas R Dom Carlos de Mascarenhas R D Carlos de Mascarenhas

The abbraviation av does seem to work properly. The following two search terms both return the correct street

av da liberdade, lisboa avenida da liberdade, lisboa

I have conferred with a list of common abbrevs to find some more, which you might consider including as well, into the substitution list of the search engine:

Al. alameda calç. calçada Est. estrada

  1. largo
  2. praça

Basically everything listed on this page, with "(toponimicamente)" beside it is a common place name abbreviation, but the above are the ones that I would recognise and use:

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