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Posted by Alex-7 on 15 October 2018 in English (English). Last updated on 15 April 2022.

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Comment from ᚛ᚐᚋᚐᚅᚇᚐ᚜ 🏳️‍🌈 on 15 October 2018 at 10:14

Cool. There was a long discussion on the talk@ list in August (starting here) about importing OLC data into OSM (a bad idea) compared software support (like your site). There is a discussion about adding the search to the search bar, like your site, but I don’t think it’s been merged in yet…

Comment from Alex-7 on 15 October 2018 at 14:11

rorym, thank you for your comment and for the information. There are several similar systems. What I like about the OLC is that it is open-source and that it is accepted by the Google maps.

Certainly, the computer maps are in competition. But the main problem is that a lot people do not use any maps at all.

Having one global standard, for instance the OLC, for addressing physical objects on the ground could lead to a wider adoption of maps by individuals and businesses. It could be beneficial for all.

Comment from GOwin on 18 October 2018 at 01:16

Thank you for doing this, Alex.

Many of us has been looking forward to something similar within OpenStreetMap. Other mobile apps (OsmAnd, Maps.Me) already supports OLC, and a website to utilize like so, is an awesome way forward.

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