How to improve OSM search results

Hello all,

I am new to the community and I want to help lend any programming skills, or skills in general to help improve OSM. Particularly I think improvement is needed in search functionality, particularly being able to parse generic input such as “Bishop Bar Bloomington Colorado”.

Is there a way to directly help improve the search functionality of OSM? I havent done much research yet, but any additional information on where programming skills can be lended to OSM would be appreciated too.

Searching of OSM tools is done by third party tools, in particular Nominatim. They are open source, so you can see how they work,a and presumably submit proposed improved code.

see for details and all available OSM based search engines.