NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum

Hi there,

I'd like something that duplicates Nominatim's reverse-geo-coding functionality, either through the same database or through another one (I've been working on this for so long that I'm not that choosey any more). It should be an URL based API, free, allowing for as many requests as possible. I would prefer something that doesn't track the user as I will be sending many of these requests from the web end (JavaScript) but it also needs to be PHP compatible.

The website I'm working on will likely get more than 1500 requests a day so OpenCage doesn't seem to be an option. The reverse-geo-coding will need to be address specific so caching will have little affect. Finally, the server I'm running this on doesn't have enough space for a copy of planet.osm so I cannot use a local Nominatim.

Thanks, MyUser

asked 30 Nov '15, 23:17

MyUser's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%


I think you may be confusing free (as in speech) with free (as in beer). The data and software you need for doing OSM geocoding is free for the taking, but running stuff on a server costs money and you haven't offered a compelling reason why somebody should pay that money for you?

(01 Dec '15, 00:21) Frederik Ramm ♦

Maybe you can fins some alternative services via the OSM wiki

at Search_engines.

Read instructions and terms of use for each service cearfully!

permanent link

answered 02 Dec '15, 16:50

stephan75's gravatar image

accept rate: 6%

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 30 Nov '15, 23:17

question was seen: 9,462 times

last updated: 02 Dec '15, 16:50

NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum