Is there a definitive list somewhere on the interwebs of the category and type values in Nominatim?

I've been doing some Googling but found nothing as yet.

  • Why the downvote? This is a reasonable question since the official documentation is very sparse.
    – scai
    Jun 10, 2015 at 16:42

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I can't find any category in the response, did you mean class instead?

class and type seem to be equivalent to key and value of a tag. So I guess the list you are searching for is located under settings/partitionedtags.def.

  • Yes, that's list I was looking for!
    – Steven
    Jun 11, 2015 at 1:47
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    When receiving jsonv2 response the category field is returned Jan 26, 2018 at 17:56
  • The link is dead. Do you know where to find it today? Jan 26, 2018 at 17:57
  • The link has been updated by @StevenWolfe. Thanks!
    – scai
    Jan 29, 2018 at 9:33

Despite the post was already some years ago, I would like to add that the information is available in the following wiki page.


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