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How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
How People Search For Locations
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How People Search For Locations

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Ed's talk from SOTM09 in Amsterdam.

Ed's talk from SOTM09 in Amsterdam.

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  • 1. How people search for locations (and how OSM can make it easier) Ed Freyfogle SOTM2009
  • 2. Who am I?
  • 3. Property search engine
  • 4. Currently four EU countries
  • 5. 1M+ users/month All searching for locations
  • 6. Key Learning: Users are weird and make mistakes
  • 7. S Mis pellings and typos ^ • “marlyebone” • “clarkenwell” • “balencia” • “mannnheim” • “direnze”
  • 8. To much information • “London E1” • “in der nähe von münchen” • “greater birmingham” • “UK soho london england great brit” • “Maiano di Firenze”
  • 9. Not enough information • “Zentrum” • “near the station” • “South” • “Gran Via” • “vista mare”
  • 10. Is that supposed to mean something? • K, B, KA • hearts & beds, Chueca • 0207, 089 • 20100 • 2brücken
  • 11. Usability issues Search box: above the fold
  • 12. Usability issues Search box: ABOVE THE FOLD
  • 13. Usability issues Search box: ABOVE THE FOLD!!!!
  • 14. Usability issues Search box:??????????
  • 15. OSM actually has a good search It’s just not on osm.org and no one knows about it. Why not? (note where the search box is!!!!)
  • 16. We want to help We will sponsor someone to work on making OSM / open source geo query parsing better. • Office space (in Central London) • Datasets • Computers • Funding Ideal project for student?
  • 17. Thanks OSM Community!
  • 18. Learn more http://blog.nestoria.co.uk Twitter: @nestoria
  • 19. Questions?

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