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How can I convert a place name to its Latitude and Longitude values in OpenStreetMap?

asked 15 Nov '12, 08:49

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edited 15 Nov '12, 10:46

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OSM uses Nominatim for geocoding. If you have a look at that wiki page you'll see some examples, and the output format can be varied, so that for example:


produces these results.

If you plan to call it more than once you'll need to read the usage policy that goes with OSM's nominatim instance. Mapquest also run a Nominatim instance, with their own terms of use.

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answered 15 Nov '12, 10:44

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What you are looking for is called geocoding. Enter the term in the search box above and see what you find.

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answered 15 Nov '12, 09:09

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Sir I did that and I got the answer http://py-googlemaps.sourceforge.net/ but I don't want to use googlemaps thats y i came here. please help

(15 Nov '12, 09:14) Nightfury

Frederik was talking about the search box on this site.

(15 Nov '12, 09:41) sleske

Type place into search box, select correct one then right click permalink, then right click copy link address this can the be pasted into a doc so it can be emailed, or if you just want to read it paste it into the search box and scroll along it. The Potlatch2 editor will display lat long of the mouse pointer if you wish, it is in options drop down.

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answered 15 Nov '12, 09:10

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edited 15 Nov '12, 09:19

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