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README

Nominatim
=========

Nominatim (from the Latin, 'by name') is a tool to search OpenStreetMap data
by name and address (geocoding) and to generate synthetic addresses of
OSM points (reverse geocoding). An instance with up-to-date data can be found
at http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org. Nominatim is also used as one of the
sources for the Search box on the OpenStreetMap home page and powers the search
on the MapQuest Open Initiative websites.

Documentation
=============

More information about Nominatim, including usage and installation instructions,
can be found in the OSM wiki at:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim

Installation
============

The following instructions is a quick guide to installation. A more detailed guide
how to set up your own instance of Nominatim can be found in the wiki:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Installation

Note that this repository contains a submodule called osm2pgsql. Make sure it
is cloned as well by running `git submodule update --init`.

Installation steps:

0. If checking out from git run:

     ./autogen.sh

1. Compile Nominatim:

     ./configure
     make

2. Get OSM data and import:

     ./utils/setup.php --osm-file <your planet file> --all

3. Point your webserver to the ./website directory.

License
=======

The source code is available under a GPLv2 license.

Contact and Bugreports
======================

For questions you can join the geocoding mailinglist, see
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/geocoding

Bugs may be reported on the github project site:
https://github.com/twain47/Nominatim
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