Oct 21, 2020
The download server for Photon now offers ready-to-use database dumps for over 200 countries. Setting up your own geocoding server was never easier.
Oct 7, 2020
OpenStreetMap has a well defined schema how to add addresses into the
database. There is a whole set of
that allow to specify every part of the address in a structured way.
When mappers have entered such an address, they naturally expect to be able
to search their place later by entering exactly the same terms in the
search box. Sometimes they are disappointed.
Sep 14, 2020
This year Nominatim celebrates its 11th birthday. On Nov 11th 2009 the OpenStreetMap (OSM) homepage used Nominatim as its main search engine for the first time. Since then OSM has grown enormously and with it the need for a geocoder based on OSM data. The OSM Nominatim servers alone now serve more than 30 million queries per day. In addition, there are many private installations out there.