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Is there any way to use OSM geocode and get the location of places in any part of the street, not only at the vertices?

I'm using the OSM API geocoder, Nominatim.

asked 13 Aug '14, 14:11

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edited 13 Aug '14, 19:22

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Nominatim will report the precise position of an address if this address is mapped in OpenStreetMap or if an additionally imported dataset like TIGER contains the address.

If the address is not mapped, then there is no way how Nominatim can report a precise position. In these cases it will usually report a street midpoint, not a vertex as you seem to assume.

The suggested method to get around this limitation is mapping more house numbers.

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answered 13 Aug '14, 14:58

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... also have a look at the OSM wiki about http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Search_engines in general.

(13 Aug '14, 19:49) stephan75
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