Closed Bug 1025136 Opened 6 years ago Closed 5 years ago

[Geolocation] Cluj-Napoca is not found in the search field


(Participation Infrastructure :: Phonebook, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: chiorean.ioana, Assigned: chiorean.ioana)




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1. Goto the search field
2. Type in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

- Cluj-Napoca shoud be shown as a suggestion

- Cluj-Napoca it is not shown as a suggestion
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Just make an account on Open Street Maps

Here's the duplicate of Cluj-Napoca. With a free account you can delete this whole city all by yourself!

But first probably migrate all that useful data into this one.

and then proceed beyond! Fix more things!

Ioana, there are more map errors than you could ever dream of all around the world.

And you can fix them!

Thanks for filing this bug. We are using which is based on OpenStreetMap data to turn lat, lon to placenames. So this is not something we can directly fix on

The good news is that in true open source spirit, the results come from a public resource that we can also help to improve.

Wray provides a few good links and pointers on how you can fix this yourself. Are you interested to fix OSM data so we can verify that the changes are reflected in
Flags: needinfo?(chiorean.ioana)
Summary: [Geolocation] Cluj-Napoca is not found n the search field → [Geolocation] Cluj-Napoca is not found in the search field
See Also: → 1025141
See Also: → 1025132
Thanks guys,
I do have an OSM account and I can edit this. I filled the bug knowing it is a 3rdparty issue to be tracked and known.

I will be back with an update when I've edited the OSM.
Assignee: nobody → chiorean.ioana
Flags: needinfo?(chiorean.ioana)
OSM also has a feature called "Notes" which is their easy way of reporting a problem for someone else to fix. We were considering linking to for future questions about this sort of thing. Would you agree that's a good route, Ioana? I think we're the only two that bothered to sign up for OSM accounts and are getting our hands dirty with how they handle errors. It would be good to get your input now that you've tried your hand at it, too.
(In reply to Ioana Chiorean from comment #3)
> I will be back with an update when I've edited the OSM.

Any updates on this Ioana?
Flags: needinfo?(chiorean.ioana)
sorry for late reply here Giorgos but.. 
I took the advices in Comment 1 and I got stock as on OSM the Cluj result is ok or at least I understood it like that. . 

I've contacted Nikos Roussous who has more experience than myself and got this:
OpenStreetMap geocoding corretly returns Cluj-Napoca as an option when searching for Cluj:

While Mapbox's geocoding service returns only the province:

I don't know if there is much you can do. Mapbox has its own geocoding service that uses a subset of OpenStreetMap's one.

It should include Cluj-Napoca (since it is a city :P), but apparently it doesn't. Even when creating a map thought its web app.

So no edit on OpenStreetMap can fix this 
So I am now investigating the mapbox - if I can add a new bug.
Flags: needinfo?(chiorean.ioana)
I sent an email at Mapbox support about their geocoding service, using Cluj as an example. I'll update when they answer.
Update from Mapbox:
It seems that currently it uses Flickr places instead of OpenStreetMap for Geocoding, but this is about to change. I guess not many geotagged photos at Cluj-Napoca.
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1134156
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