Can we use open street map service for address verification in commerical product? if yes then do we have limit per day?

asked 04 Dec '12, 15:31

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It is unlikely that you will be able to use OSM data for address verification since the absence of an address does not guarantee that that address doesn't exist. I do not believe there are any countries for which OSM has a complete and definitive list of addresses.

You can use OSM data to geocode addresses - i.e. covert an address to a latitude and longitude. See the nominatim API and usage policy but even for this purpose you are not guaranteed to get a valid location for all addresses and how suitable it is will depend on your usage.

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answered 04 Dec '12, 17:00

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Please see the Nominatim usage policy.

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answered 04 Dec '12, 15:34

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Note that you can install Nominatim locally in order to run as much queries as you want. And there are also other Nonimatin instances with different usage policies like the one hosted by MapQuest.

(04 Dec '12, 16:43) scai ♦
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