OSM on own server doesn't match while nominatim.openstreetmap.org does


I found out that for some places, the osm on our own server doesn’t find a match, but when I search with the same search params at nominatim.openstreetmap.org, the correct place is found.

The version we use on our server is 2.0.5.
The current version in this branch is, 2.0.7, correct? Might it correct this problem to update to 2.0.7? Which version is running on nominatim.openstreetmap.org? I couldn’t find this information.

Sorry for any obvious answers, I am pretty new to OpenStreetMap and the way it works.
Thanks for your help :slight_smile:


The tell us in detail how you built up your own Nominatim server.

What data source?
what import tool?

We got our map data from http://download.geofabrik.de/ (map: europe-latest).
Our software data source is https://github.com/twain47/Nominatim.git.
We imported via osm2pgsql, update import via osmosis 0.40.1.

This script was used for installing: https://github.com/cyclestreets/nominatim-install/blob/master/run.sh

(I needed to get this information from our admins and there were some holidays recently, that’s why it took a few days.)

Does anyone have an idea why this different behavior could occur? As I said, it works fine on nominatim.openstreetmap.org, but not on our server.
Could this be a configuration problem?

You can try to ask via a github issue at https://github.com/twain47/Nominatim … look for user lonvia, she is main developer.

or discussion page on wiki article http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim

or the geocoding mailinglist … see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mailing_lists