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I investigated a street not appearing under the streets of its city but appearing under a different neighborhood elevated as city.

I use a Garmin gpsmap 64s with openstreetmaps and I couldn't find this street, the street name is "Viale della Navigazione Interna" and its city should be "Padova / Padua" while instead it is put under "Ponte di Brenta" which is not a city but a neighborhood name (it has no mayor and is just under Padua).

How can i deal with that? Maybe making the street both belong to Padova and Ponte di brenta would be the best solution, but for sure no one will ever think of searching it unser Ponte di Brenta!

A practicle example of the problem with the nominatim api:

it returns no city at all, just town and county

it returns correctly the city as Padua and Suburb as "Ponte di Brenta"

asked 24 Feb '15, 13:20

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edited 24 Feb '15, 13:54

This question has been asked in the past. The problem is that the boundary relations are not complete for all administrative levels. Then the software has to start guessing to which neighborhood or village or town a street belongs. This "guess" is done by calculating the distance to the nearest place point (e.g. village or town). Most of the time this works fine, but not always as in your case.

The best solution is to try to make all boundary relations complete. However, this often requires an import with all related problems and rules. Contact the Italian community to see whether they are in touch with the government to obtain those boundaries.

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answered 25 Feb '15, 08:07

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edited 25 Feb '15, 08:07

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