is it possible to goto www.openstreetmap.org and do a search for a place like Auckland (New Zealand) or Melbourne (Australia) -but- only show Cities or Neighbourhoods or Suburbs?

I understand that it's possible to use filter tags to filter results .. but does this work on the main website? or is it only used for downloading data.

if it's for downloading data .. can someone please link to some information about how to do the following

  • Neighbourhoods in NZ
  • Cities in NZ

NOTE: This is related to these (here and here) previously asked GIS questions.


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Nominatim the Geocoder used by osm website supports special clause, which makes query like above possible.

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