city of Picqua is missing in results from OSM reverse search

Not sure why this occurs?

Google Maps reverse search results: http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?latlng=40.172393,-84.226356&sensor=true

OSM results: http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/reverse?format=xml&lat=40.172393&lon=-84.226356&zoom=18&addressdetails=0

asked 10 Aug '12, 19:07

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edited 31 Jan '13, 17:48

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Look at the marker in this map:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=40.172393&lon=-84.226356&zoom=16&mlat=40.172393&mlon=-84.226356

This is the location you are asking about. Then look at the dashed purple line 100 metres below it. That is the Piqua city boundary. Therefore, the location you have given is outside the city as far as OSM is concerned.

If you place the position just a little further south, like this

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=40.17&lon=-84.226356&zoom=16&mlat=40.17&mlon=-84.226356#

then Nominatim predictably finds a result in Piqua.

You can change the boundary if you think it is wrong.

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answered 10 Aug '12, 19:40

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