I have tried to retrieve the gps coordinate from the street name with nominatim. The first time I have used this query url: http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search?q=via+augusto+dulceri+56&format=json

The result it's perfect.

If I change the url with another house number but the same street for example:


The gps coordinate it's the same.

I have tried some other street and the result it's the same. The first time nominatim retrieve the exactly position, but if I change the house number and use the same name street the result is always the same.

Where is the problem?

Regards Daniele

asked 11 Feb '16, 18:04

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Nominatim is only matching the input to the street. See the class:highway in the json.

There isn't much house number data available in OSM there, so I guess most similar searches will only return the street (you can just delete the format=json from the URL to quickly take a look at this visually).

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answered 11 Feb '16, 18:52

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For comparison you may have a look how Nominatim works with two existing different house numbers: Kirchweg 4 and Kirchweg 24.

(12 Feb '16, 08:26) malenki
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