OpenStreetMap

FIX THE MAP

Posted by SimonPoole on 1 May 2014 in English (English)

It seems, even though it has been available for quite a while, that the fixthemap page on openstreetmap.org is still not particularly well known. If you have an OSM based project and you don't want to create your own page for this purpose (as for example Mapbox has done now too) please provide a link to the page with a suitable text. You can provide coordinates with the URL (best probably the center of the map the user is viewing) and if the user chooses to add a note it will be positioned correctly.

An example of how to do this is for example the SOSM run osm.ch site: http://www.osm.ch/#13/47.2095/8.5237

Comment from andrewsh on 1 May 2014 at 15:55

I've noticed this page doesn't detect if the user's already logged in: Start Mapping button still points to http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new, not to http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit. That probably needs fixing.

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Comment from SimonPoole on 1 May 2014 at 16:00

Well the expectation wasn't really that it would be used as a short cut for people that are already mappers, but I agree we could simply display two buttons "Edit at current position" and "Create note at current position" and zap all the rest of the text for people that are logged in.

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Comment from RobJN on 1 May 2014 at 18:14

Ah that's how you do it. With the old ?lat... style rather than the # style.

Thanks Simon.

Will aim to add it to the Mappa Mercia site.

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