Say Hello To Photon – A New Open Source Geocoder

In the last weeks we developed a new geocoder – the piece of software that turns a location like “Trafalgar Square, London” into coordinates when you type in something into the search box on It is faster, supports Search-as-you-Type and different languages, for example enter “Munich” to find “München”.

Today Christoph presented the project at the State of the Map conference in Birmingham because we want to share our work with other developers and the OpenStreetMap community. We also published Photon as an open source project on Github. So, if you are a developer feel free to use it for your projects. Our join us in improving Photon!

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