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Searched for postcode, got two streets with same name, one in the specified postcode, one miles away #1001

openstreetmap-trac opened this issue Jul 23, 2021 · 1 comment


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@openstreetmap-trac openstreetmap-trac commented Jul 23, 2021

Reporter: david.scotson[at]
[Submitted to the original trac issue database at 8.41am, Wednesday, 2nd July 2008]

If you search for the glasgow postcode G12 8LB it (correctly) returns the street Southpark Avenue. (Actually it returns it twice, I'm guessing because part of the street is one-way so it's broken into two ways, but that's not the bug).

It also returns a different street, also called Southpark Avenue in a nearby town. It's as if it's looking up a list of street names in that postcode, and then returning all streets with that name in a much wider area.

It's probably worth noting that Barrhead, where the other street is located, is within the G(lasgow) postcode area, G78 to be exact.

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@openstreetmap-trac openstreetmap-trac commented Jul 23, 2021

Author: iandees
[Added to the original trac issue at 10.43pm, Monday, 9th September 2013]

Namefinder isn't used anymore.

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