OSM’s main search engine Nominatim does not support search suggestions. A separate database, which should be derived from the Nominatim database, should be set up for search suggestions. This DB should support regular updates from Nominatim DB. This must handle various languages. It must be small enough to run alongside Nominatim.

This project aims at setting up such a search suggester by comparing various alternative implementations like Elasticsearch, Solr. These suggesters set up indexing to facilitate quick suggestions to the users. The finalized stack will be integrated with the Nominatim search API. Complete installation and setup documentation along with a test suite will be created as a part of this project.



K Rahul Reddy


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