Mittelgebirge has an address that is too specific
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If I reverse-geocode the coordinate 48.9660° N 8.4482° E with zoomlevel 14 or 15, I get the following:
Black Forest, Kurzbach, Hausach, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Hausach, Ortenaukreis, Regierungsbezirk Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, 77756, Germany, European Union
with Black Forest as neighbourhood.
Link to the query for zoomlevel 14
The problem with that is, that the Black Forest (160km x 60km) is not a neighbourhood. And it is not located in Kurzbach (an isolated dwelling in the center of the Black Forest), so my coordinate is more than 100km away from Kurzbach and definitely doesn't have the postal code of Kurzbach.
Probably Nominatim finds, that the coordinate is located inside the Black Forest relation (which is correct) and then takes the center of the Black Forest, which is Kurzbach, and derives the informations from suburb to continent of the center of Black Forest.
In my opinion two things should be changed:
- For every reverse-geocoded coordinate the postal code of the given coordinate (not of the center of the found OSM-object) should be returned. Example: The Black Forest contains many different postal codes (see my Overpass Turbo query for postal codes in the Black Forest), so if the OSM object of the Black Forest is returned, one of those many postal codes should be chosen, not always the one of Kurzbach.
- A Mittelgebirge (probably also other highlands) should not be counted as neighbourhood (in the hierarchy below suburb and city), because normally these are much larger than a city.
Thank you in advance,