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Photon is an Open Source Geocoder ("Name and Address Search") built for OpenStreetMap data. It is based on Apache Solr - an efficient and highly scalable search platform. Photon was developed by komoot and provides multilingual (currently English and German) and Search-as-you-Type Geocoder. Its used in production with thousands of requests per minute at

A public API is provided on the project page.

How to contribute

Join us to improve Photon and built a fast, search-as-you-type enabled geocoder for OpenStreetMap data!

Photon software is open source and licensed under Apache License, Version 2.0

The source can be found on GitHub.