anonymous
Hi !
Adresses in Switzerland won't work. (Maybe all French adresses ? -> I'm talking about french part of Switzerland (e.g. Geneva)).

Here are some examples :
- Rue de la Coulouvrenière 26
- Boulevard Saint-Georges
- Chemin de la Pièce 1
- 65 chemin des Verjus
(or abreviated
- bvd St-Georges
- Ch de la Pièce 1
- 65 ch. des Verjus

Generally speaking, adresses in french will start with either one of those, in order of probability (or with the adress number, then one of those, as in the last example above) :
Rue [Ex: Rue du Môle, Rue de la Coulouvrenière, Rue de l'Avenir, Rue des Contamines] - Abreviations: r./r
Route [Ex: Route Blanche, Route de Denges] - Abreviations: rte
Boulevard [Ex: Boulevard Saint-Georges, Boulevard des Tranchées] - Abreviations: bvd/bd
Avenue [Ex: Avenue Wendt, Avenue Jules-Crosnier] - Abreviations: av
Chemin [Ex: Chemin Haccius, Chemin de la Pièce] - Abreviations: ch
Place [Ex: Place de Neuve, Place du Molard] - Abreviations: pl
Cours [Ex: Cours de Rive, Cours des Bastions] - Abreviations: ???
Sentier [Ex: Sentier du Bord du Lac] - Abreviations: ???

I might be missing some... well anyways this is just for general information, if you need something more precise I may help, but I'm no OpenStreetMaps pro (at all :)). Still happy to help if you need general advice regarding francophonic adresses.

Thank you so much for your work, I'm really looking forward for this feature to work, it would be a massive step ahead !!

Nota: Right now, the results are not that bad as they show the local map service as first result, most of the time. But with no image, no integration at all, so, for most modern newbie google users, it's most likely to be experienced as a "fail of service" (don't know how to put this in english... hope it's clear :)).
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 7 months ago Link

x.15a2
Is this more of what you were looking for?:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=map+Rue+de+la+...
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 7 months ago Link
anonymous
Oh yes indeed !!
I'm sorry, did I miss the idea that we are supposed to use the "map" prefix ?

If it's the case sorry for the useless comment, but then maybe advertising the prefix in some way (like when DDG would guess that the search is an adress) would be another good idea :)
(In all cases, the optimal functoinality is not having to use the prefix ofc ;-) Maybe in conjunction with the region setting, like, DDG would guess swiss adresses automatically (without 'map') when Switzerland is the region setting ?)
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 7 months ago Link
x.15a2
Sorry, I was a bit rushed when I provided that answer. I should say that if an address is not resolved in such a way that the map is displayed, you can preface the search with the keyword "map" in an attempt to force the map. Different locals us different addressing layouts, so not all can will be automatically resolved.

Thanks!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 7 months ago Link
anonymous
By all means, thank you for the info :)

But the region setting be used to determine which kind of address to resolve in priority ?
(e.g. if my region is Switzerland it will interpret all "route de blahblah XX" as a map information...)
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 7 months ago Link