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I'm attempting to create a module that will generate a link to a particular place based on an input address. From what I understand, this is possible in Google Maps through their API services. I'm completely new to Open Street Maps and was wondering if this is possible to create through the services provided by Open Street Maps.

Please let me know if I need to frame my question better or if there are any resources I can look into to get a better understanding of this concept.

asked 22 Oct, 09:17

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There is a list of geocoding software (for self hosting) and services on the wiki here.

As a general rule the OpenStreetMap project provides free data but not free hosting/services. If you use more than a small amount you will probably exceed the relevant usage limits for the services aimed at OpenStreetMap contributors and are likely to need to use a commercial provider or to host the software yourself.

For general information on getting started with OSM you might find the information on switch2osm.org useful.

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answered 25 Oct, 03:05

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