I need to obtain street intersections from reverse geocoded lat/long, where there is no house number information.

I have a tile server and Nominatim running in Ubuntu 12.04 virtualbox.

I followed intructions to install Nominatim v2 at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Installation

Is there a way to modify anything to make this work?

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    It's unclear what you're asking. Have you succeeded in installing Nominatim? Is it working, or not working, and if not, what error are you seeing?
    – tmcw
    Jun 23, 2014 at 19:51
  • @tmcw thanks. The installation was correct. I'm able to use Nominatim. What I need to know if there's a way to get the result of the reverse geocoding adding house number or road intersections.
    – leandronn
    Jun 24, 2014 at 2:42
  • @tmcw or may be you can guide me through the process of customising my installation ti make this happen.
    – leandronn
    Jun 24, 2014 at 2:44

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Up to now Nominatim has no support for finding street intersections. However, the developers will welcome your help implementing it.

Perhaps there are other solutions for you, as explained here:

  • If you know the two streets for which you want to find the intersection, then you can retrieve them via two geocoding-queries and compare their nodes for equality (a road intersection in OSM is defined by a node being part of two or more ways).
  • If you just know the rough location, then you can grab all surrounding roads (e.g. using the Overpass API) and again start comparing each road with each other one for equal nodes.
  • Now I'm dealing with some errors in the output for example in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I can't get ANY street/house number in the results.
    – leandronn
    Jun 24, 2014 at 16:33
  • Can you put this in a new question, including the query you are trying?
    – scai
    Jun 25, 2014 at 7:19

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