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When I search for the address

Bieslook 3

in the Netherlands, this address can't be found. But at 51.93171, 6.11842 I find this address.

What am I doing wrong?

Greetings, Robert

asked 05 Nov '15, 06:49

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Robert v Ommen
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edited 05 Nov '15, 11:12

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Hi, searching for "Bieslook 3" will get amongst other addresses :- House 3, Bieslook, Kollenburg, Didam, Montferland, Stadsregio Arnhem Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6942SG, The Netherlands

You just have to try a few simpler searchs.

(05 Nov '15, 08:15) BCNorwich

Hello BCNorwich. Thanks for the reaction.

I work with a program that displays adresses in the openstreetmap. Most adresses wil be found, but this one not.

I can't use simpler search, its in the program.

(05 Nov '15, 08:33) Robert v Ommen

If I search for "Bieslook 3, Didam" the address is found. Perhaps Nominatim has issues with Dutch postal codes, which it seems to store without a space (so 6942SG in this case), although officially they seem to be written with a space?

(05 Nov '15, 11:21) Lightsider

I think the postcodes for The Netherlands are imported into Nominatim and are not part of the OSM data, see . This means that the data cannot be updated by a mapper. You have to contact the Nominatim maintainers.

If you compare this with a Belgian postcode, see , you will notice that there is a boundary relation with a clickable link.

(05 Nov '15, 17:01) escada

Searching for "didam, bislook 3" seems to give the wanted result.

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answered 05 Nov '15, 20:03

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Hi Robert, Its present in OSM. Search string Bieslook 3, Didam, dead on. Remains the question what did you do whith what ?

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answered 05 Nov '15, 11:19

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