OpenStreetMap Nominatim Geocoder

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.

Data overview

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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.

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