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Place details

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

This API endpoint is meant for visual inspection of the data in the database, mainly together with Nominatim-UI. The parameters of the endpoint and the output may change occasionally between versions of Nominatim. Do not rely on the output in scripts or applications.


The details endpoint at may not used in scripts or bots at all. 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.

Deprecation warning

The API can also be used with the URL This is now deprecated and will be removed in future versions.


This section lists additional optional parameters.

Output format

Parameter Value Default
json_callback function name unset

When set, then JSON output will be wrapped in a callback function with the given name. See JSONP for more information.

Parameter Value Default
pretty 0 or 1 0

[PHP-only] Add indentation to the output to make it more human-readable.

Output details

Parameter Value Default
addressdetails 0 or 1 0

When set to 1, include a breakdown of the address into elements.

Parameter Value Default
keywords 0 or 1 0

When set to 1, include a list of name keywords and address keywords in the result.

Parameter Value Default
linkedplaces 0 or 1 1

Include 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.

Parameter Value Default
hierarchy 0 or 1 0

Include details of places lower in the address hierarchy.

[Python-only] will only return properly parented places. These are address or POI-like places that reuse the address of their parent street or place.

Parameter Value Default
group_hierarchy 0 or 1 0

When set to 1, the output of the address hierarchy will be grouped by type.

Parameter Value Default
polygon_geojson 0 or 1 0

Include geometry of result.

Language of results

Parameter Value Default
accept-language browser language string content of "Accept-Language" HTTP header

Preferred language order for showing search results. This may either be a simple comma-separated list of language codes or have the same format as the "Accept-Language" HTTP header.



  "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": [