I am looking into geocoding based on OSM. It looks like there are multiple alternatives and I am not sure which one is the best. So far I found Pelias[1], Photon[2] and Nominatim[3]. Nominatim seems to be the most popular one, but the fact that it requires guessing if mappers provided full name of street (or only patron's last name)[4] or its github project has pull requests which are few years old[5], makes me think that there might be better alternatives. Does anyone have experience with other engines? What is your opinion about them?

[1] - https://github.com/pelias/pelias [2] - https://github.com/komoot/photon [3] - https://github.com/twain47/Nominatim [4] - https://github.com/twain47/Nominatim/issues/316 [5] - https://github.com/twain47/Nominatim/pulls

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Question is off-topic or not relevant" by Frederik Ramm 10 Oct '15, 12:56


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