Nominatim is a geocoding system based on OpenStreetMap, the open map of the world created by a community of mappers.
We're using Nominatim to disambiguate the addresses linked to sanctions targets in OpenSanctions in order to create fewer and cleaner entries for addresses. To achieve this, we're using reverse geocoding - a process in which an address written in human-readable form is associated with a specific place (OSM node) in the database.
Currently, the imported data does not include latitude/longitude coordinates in order to avoid a false sense of precision. Lat/lons can be provided upon demand.
|Entity count:||198 searchable entities · 198 total|
|Publisher:||OpenStreetMap non-official source|
OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable geographic database of the world. The geodata underlying the maps is considered the primary output of the project.
|Collections:||in OpenSanctions Default|
OpenStreetMap Nominatim Geocoder is an external database that is used to enrich the data in OpenSanctions with additional details and connections.
This means that we have only included entities where there is a connection (e.g. to a sanctions target or a politician) and we are not reproducing the database in full.
Data from OpenStreetMap Nominatim Geocoder is included in the collections listed above. However, since the enrichment data only makes sense in conjunction with the entities it relates to, we are not offering it for bulk download separately.