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I've installed Nominatim using this helm chart: https://artifacthub.io/packages/helm/robjuz/nominatim using all the defaults with the full planet file. However, when I try to search for amenities (like pub in New York), it returns nothing.

Did I miss something during the setup?

My software version is 4.2.3-0, database version is 4.2.3-0.

asked 07 Sep, 09:39

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edited 07 Sep, 09:46

Did your installation instructions cover the "special phrases" setup as described in https://nominatim.org/release-docs/develop/customize/Special-Phrases/? If not, you should relay that as a bug report to the maker of the instructions.

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answered 07 Sep, 09:52

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Are the special phrases take from the file https://nominatim.org/data/wikimedia-importance.sql.gz? If yes, in that case I've disabled to get them and this is the reason why.

(07 Sep, 10:10) MattCon

No, "special phrases" in Nominatim parlance means that Nominatim even knows what to look for when you type "bar" or "airport" - without the special phrases it will only look for things that have "bar" in their name. -- The importance bit is something else, it helps prioritizing Berlin, Germany over Berlin, Nevada.

(07 Sep, 11:00) Frederik Ramm ♦

I'm confused. It looks like the command nominatim special-phrases --import-from-wiki uses wiki data to create special phrases. Isn't they wiki data coming from Wikimedia-importance.sql.gz? is there another wiki file that I missed?

(07 Sep, 11:29) MattCon

These two are totally different things. The "wiki" in --import-from-wiki is https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Special_Phrases which is a list of special search terms maintained by the OSM community, whereas the "Wikimedia-importance" is derived from data maintained by the Wikimedia/Wikipedia community, outside of OSM.

(07 Sep, 11:34) Frederik Ramm ♦

The wikipedia-importance.sql.gz get generated by https://github.com/osm-search/wikipedia-wikidata Like Frederik wrote it's unrelated to special phrases

(07 Sep, 12:51) mtmail
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