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Hello there,

i'm working on an excel based VBA tool. The tool is offering a function to show a map of germany with different locations of companies.

To locate the companies I want to get the latitude and longitude of each company with an extract of a .xml response.

I got it running with the google api, but want to change it wo openstreetmap. Is there something like this in openstreetmap?

For example:


this url is giving me a xml file where I can extract the latitude and longitude from.

Thanks for your help!


asked 23 May '13, 12:01

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edited 23 May '13, 12:07

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We have nominantim for that.

Example: http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search?q=135+pilkington+avenue,+birmingham&format=xml&polygon=1&addressdetails=1

See the wiki at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim for more information.

Note that you must not use this for "batch geocoding" i.e. it is ok to find the location for a single business but you are not allowed to run through a long list of addresses and geocode them all at once (see the usage policy linked at the bottom of the Nominatim page).

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answered 23 May '13, 12:06

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edited 23 May '13, 13:06

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