Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Reverse Geocoding is not easy

How doing another mundane geocoding service can provide exciting geospatial challenges

Having seen a dozen of different OpenStreetMap-based geocoders, I did not expect to find myself writing another one. But here I am, tasked with making a reverse geocoder better than the industry-standard Nominatim. Turns out it is a fun and not so straightforward task. Let’s see what can go wrong.


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