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Is it possible to geocode the location of a street intersection using Nominatim?

Example geocode query

Commonwealth Ave at Washington Street, Boston, MA

Successful Geocode by Google

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Commonwealth+Avenue+at+Washington+street,+Boston,+MA&hl=en&sll=42.351351,-71.118573&sspn=0.054868,0.132093&t=h&hnear=Commonwealth+Ave+%26+Washington+St,+Boston,+Suffolk,+Massachusetts+02135&z=17

Failed Geocode by Nominatim

http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search.php?q=Commonwealth+Ave+at+Washington+Street%2C+Boston%2C+MA&viewbox=-337.5%2C85.34%2C337.5%2C-80.5
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What version are you using? –  R.K. Sep 24 '12 at 10:41
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It should be able to. The wiki page for Nominatim v2 says so:

  • Multilingual support for nearest / in / im (possible list of words in wiki (Name_finder:Translations) (in progress) - Searching for street intersections
  • Provide option to use postgresql full text search module as alternative indexing method
  • Better formatting of address output (address format def on wiki? crowdsource?)
  • Indexing support for autocomplete text entry (prefix search)
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How should I send the query to Nominatim? I tried Street A at Street B but that does not work. –  Nyxynyx Sep 24 '12 at 14:12
    
Haven't tried it yet but could you try Street A corner Street B? –  R.K. Sep 28 '12 at 2:54
    
Just tried, it does not work http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search.php?q=Commonwealth+Ave+corner+Washing‌​ton+Street%2C+Boston%2C+MA&viewbox=-337.5%2C85.34%2C337.5%2C-80.5 –  Nyxynyx Sep 28 '12 at 2:56
    
The Wiki has it as a (TODO) item. I don't think this has been implemented yet, and there is also no mention of it on the MapQuest API which uses Nominatim. –  spg Mar 10 at 17:25
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