Place details

Show all details about a single place saved in the database.


The details page exists for debugging only. You may not use it in scripts or to automatically query details about a result. See Nominatim Usage Policy.


The details API supports the following two request formats:[N|W|R]&osmid=<value>&class=<value>

osmtype and osmid are required parameters. The type is one of node (N), way (W) or relation (R). The id must be a number. The class parameter is optional and allows to distinguish between entries, when the corresponding OSM object has more than one main tag. For example, when a place is tagged with tourism=hotel and amenity=restaurant, there will be two place entries in Nominatim, one for a restaurant, one for a hotel. You need to specify class=tourism or class=amentity to get exactly the one you want. If there are multiple places in the database but the class parameter is left out, then one of the places will be chosen at random and displayed.<value>

Place IDs are assigned sequentially during Nominatim data import. The ID for a place is different between Nominatim installation (servers) and changes when data gets reimported. Therefore it cannot be used as a permanent id and shouldn't be used in bug reports.

Additional optional parameters are explained below.

Output format

  • json_callback=<string>

Wrap JSON output in a callback function (JSONP) i.e. <string>(<json>).

  • pretty=[0|1]

Add indentation to make it more human-readable. (Default: 0)

Output details

  • addressdetails=[0|1]

Include a breakdown of the address into elements. (Default: 0)

  • keywords=[0|1]

Include a list of name keywords and address keywords (word ids). (Default: 0)

  • linkedplaces=[0|1]

Include a details of places that are linked with this one. Places get linked together when they are different forms of the same physical object. Nominatim links two kinds of objects together: place nodes get linked with the corresponding administrative boundaries. Waterway relations get linked together with their members. (Default: 1)

  • hierarchy=[0|1]

Include details of places lower in the address hierarchy. (Default: 0)

  • group_hierarchy=[0|1]

For JSON output will group the places by type. (Default: 0)

  • polygon_geojson=[0|1]

Include geometry of result. (Default: 0)

Language of results

  • accept-language=<browser language string>

Preferred language order for showing result, overrides the value specified in the "Accept-Language" HTTP header. Either use a standard RFC2616 accept-language string or a simple comma-separated list of language codes.



  "place_id": 85993608,
  "parent_place_id": 72765313,
  "osm_type": "W",
  "osm_id": 38210407,
  "category": "place",
  "type": "square",
  "admin_level": "15",
  "localname": "Pariser Platz",
  "names": {
    "name": "Pariser Platz",
    "name:be": "Парыжская плошча",
    "name:de": "Pariser Platz",
    "name:es": "Plaza de París",
    "name:he": "פאריזר פלאץ",
    "name:ko": "파리저 광장",
    "name:la": "Forum Parisinum",
    "name:ru": "Парижская площадь",
    "name:uk": "Паризька площа",
    "name:zh": "巴黎廣場"
  "addresstags": {
    "postcode": "10117"
  "housenumber": null,
  "calculated_postcode": "10117",
  "country_code": "de",
  "indexed_date": "2018-08-18T17:02:45+00:00",
  "importance": 0.339401620591472,
  "calculated_importance": 0.339401620591472,
  "extratags": {
    "wikidata": "Q156716",
    "wikipedia": "de:Pariser Platz"
  "calculated_wikipedia": "de:Pariser_Platz",
  "rank_address": 30,
  "rank_search": 30,
  "isarea": true,
  "centroid": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [
  "geometry": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [