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I've been given the task of researching the possibility of setting up an ArcGIS Geocoding Service that can work with OSM data.

I am aware of Nominatim, but since these service(s) will be running on Windows Server 2008, and the customer has already invested big $$ on the ArcGIS Server license - I don't think its going to be an option. From what I've read, installing Nominatim on Windows is a daunting task in itself. If someone knows of any tutorials of how to accomplish this, please let me know.

I am far from an expert in either geocoding or OSM, but I would think the biggest barrier to using OSM data in an ESRI address locator is lack of address ranges.

Is there any way at all to get address ranges for a given OSM road segment? Any other tips or suggestions welcome.

  • So your customer/client spend lots on hardware/licenses but nothing on data? – Mapperz Aug 16 '13 at 13:41
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Using LeafletJS with ArcGIS Server attribute query, Nominatim geocoder and jQuery

"The little tool that I built was simply a search tool for addresses in my area. The addresses come from the local city government’s ArcGIS Server REST endpoint for taxlots in our area. The attribute query loads a search/autocomplete box, which lists available addresses similar to what the user enters. Then, when it gets a result, it uses the Nominatim geocoder to geocode the address, which is then displayed on the map. "

  • Search for address
  • Geocode address
  • Map the address

Full Credit to David Renz http://blog.davidrenz.com/?p=994

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