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Can anyone help me search by street name in OpenLayers? I essentially want to be able to search fir streets/postcodes in openlayers in the same way I can search on google maps. Is this possible.

Thanks, Alan

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Can you explain the QGIS tag part in your question please. – Mapperz Sep 17 '12 at 16:03

No, its not that easy. You need to put up a search engine like nominatim for that purpose.

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Openlayers is like a really good suspension and you are asking for a full-blown car. You have to find data that has what you want (like Openstreetmap), and load it to a queryable data store. Another option is to leverage something like the mapquest open data apis

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Openlayer Geocoder (ESRI and Geonames) Example

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