I am writing an MS Access query to get the longitude and latitude for Canadian addresses. Can I use open street map for this? If yes, how? Is there a code example I can work off on?

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asked 30 Dec '20, 23:11

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There are geocoding services that use OpenStreetMap data, these are listed on the Search Engines page on the wiki. The second list on that page contains a list of software you can run on your own server if your data is particularly sensitive.

I'm not aware of any OSM specific tutorials for Access, but a quick search found this and this for Nominatim and Excel, which might be adaptable (I can't vouch for the safety of the files they link to, I've only just found them).

Please note that for the initial bulk lookup you may need to be careful with usage policies.

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answered 31 Dec '20, 14:11

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