Hi, Can I use OpenStreetMap to find map coordinates for a street by name?

I'm interested for a web application using php/html/javascript/mysql technologies.

asked 11 May '11, 08:29

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You are looking for geocoding based on OpenStreetMap.

There are several different ways to do it. If you want to set up your own server, try Nominatim. There are other solutions out there, e.g. the GeoCommons geocoder aimed primarily at geocoding US addresses (not sure how far their OpenStreetMap import project has progressed) and Gisgraphy who have a working OSM import but don't do house numbers yet.

If you are looking for an online service (i.e. don't want to run your own server), then your best bet is MapQuest's free Nominatim-based service.

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