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I am trying to figure out how to add a search functionality to my openlayers map. I want the user to type in an address and the map to zoom into the location. I am looking at different geocoders and can't figure out a simple solution to this. Nominatim seems liek a possible solution. But I am trying to find something that I can develop on the front end. I have OSM data for my background and would prefer to use this. Any tip or ideas to point me in the right direction would be appreciated!


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Here's an example using google.

Just supply your own google key for your environment to test.

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can't we do this with out google support? – Ramesh Kotha May 7 '12 at 20:57
@RameshK : yes we can! :) – CaptDragon May 7 '12 at 21:02

To attach such a functionality, you can use Nominatim.

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