For geocoding we are using the Nominatim

from the below URL http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/ But i need to implement suggestion on the address, do OSM has this service like Google and ESRI

is their any other method to implement?

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No, currently Nominatim doesn't support suggestions but this feature is on the todo list. As Nominatim is open source you are welcome to help implementing it.


Photon by komoot is a more modern search engine which supports suggestions. Also, Gisgraphy can help to some extent (can suggest street names if you know the exact city name). There was also imposm-geocoder project, but it seems to be dead.

  • Anybody experience on that solutions? Sounds interesting :)
    – Mapper
    Feb 17, 2014 at 20:13
  • i found geoname server which is helpful Feb 18, 2014 at 9:19

i have found a little similar to the suggestions

from geoName server which is open data


By changing the style=SHORT parameter we can just get the names with lat long

more on Geoname server here


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