Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#5172 closed defect (invalid)

Maputo: Reverse seach not showing city

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



We're doing a participatory project in Maputo and already tried everything to have the City tag showing in the Nominatim API on reverse search:

Could you please guide us on how to solve this or help us solving the problem?

Administrative Levels in Mozambique should be something like: State (Provincia) Municipality (which is Municipio and in most cases this is equal to City) District (Distrito) Suburb / Neighbourhood (Bairro is actually the direct translation of neighbourhood and the term used here) Quarteirão (which is a non-formal boundary that is recognised by Municipalities as a way of dividing neighbourhoods - this is important due to the lack of street names and numbers)

Thank you very much!

Kind regards, Jean

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Your choice of admin_level does not follow the usual conventions. I'd suggest to use them as follows:

  • 4 - State (Provincia)
  • 8 - Municipality
  • 9 - District (Distrito)
  • 10 - Suburb / Neighbourhood (Bairro)
  • 11 - Quarteirão

Not sure about the Quarteirão. You might actually want to tag the boundary with place=neighbourhood instead of boundary=administrative if they are non-formal. Ask on the tagging list for advice if you are unsure.

Also, have a look at for a listing how admin_levels are used in other countries. It would be great if you could spend a minute and add Mozambique in the list, once you have fixed the admin levels.

Closing as 'invalid' because it's actually a tagging problem.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by jeanbarroca

Thank you very much for your help!

It was in fact not a defect, but you help was much appreciated. We already included Mozambique in the list.

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