|Authors:||MapTiler, Geonick and other contributors.|
|Platforms:||Windows, Linux, and macOS via Docker|
|Programming languages:||Python and SQL|
Fulltext search of OpenStreetMap database
OSMNames is a project offering a downloadable list of place names for fulltext search, which is based on the OpenStreetMap database.
Every gazetteer record contains coverage area defined by a bounding box, administrative hierarchy, several identifiers, alternative names, and rank based on the popularity of related Wikipedia pages.
The total size of the compressed dump for the whole planet is less than 1.5GB. It contains place as well as street search. Address lookup and POI search may be supported in the future.
Data for the whole planet are available for download on the project page in the Download section.
Data can be extracted for individual countries as well. In that case use command similar to this:
$ zcat planet-latest.tsv.gz | awk -F '\t' -v OFS='\t' 'NR == 1 || $16 == "ch"' > switzerland.tsv
Download defined by bounding box is possible as well:
zcat planet-latest.tsv.gz | awk -F '\t' -v OFS='\t' 'NR == 1 || ($8 > 47.225 && $8 < 47.533 && $7 > 8.275 && $7 < 8.800)' > zurich_switzerland.tsv
Data format details are available on the project download page.
The project is developed and maintained by the OSM community and MapTiler team with some support by Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (represented by User:Geonick).
OSMNames is available under a free license (GNU GPL 2).
The source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/osmnames/osmnames.
Bug reports, as well as other issues, should be reported through the GitHub repository.