Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#5369 new defect

Nominatim doesn't find address with multiple addr:units are present

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


Given the query:

Searching for the address 2531 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville SC USA . No results are returned. I would have expected one or all of the POIs tagged with 2531 Woodruff Road to be returned.

If the city and state is removed, multiple occurrences of "Woodruff Road" are returned and 2531 Woodruff Rd is returned but are very far down the list as low priority:

Everything in the office building 2531 Woodruff Road has the same building address but a different "suite address", for example 110, 111, etc - tagged as addr:unit.

Questions - Is Nominatim restricting the results due to duplicate top level addresses?

What is the proper way to tag multiple addresses that differ by only addr:unit?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

addr:unit is completely ignored by Nominatim.

I suspect the road cannot be found because Nominatim puts it into a different town but it's hard to say without knowing which OSM way or node you are expecting to be found.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by MikeN

One example node I would expect to be found is , which has addr:city specified. All the POIs with the same main address are inside the building at , visible in the map view at

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