Opened 9 years ago

Closed 4 days ago

#3484 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Share links for search results

Reported by: stanton Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone: Wishlist
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Imagine the following scenario: You want to describe someone (via e-mail) how to find a certain POI - say, a restaurant.

You go to the OSM site, enter the name of the place in Search and get a list of results. You click the one you were looking for and get an arrow on the map, pointing to the location.

Now... how do you get this to that other person?

It would be nice if search came up with an easy way to get a link like http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=42&mlon=42&zoom=16

mlat, mlon being the position of your chosen POI, zoom the currently selected zoom.

Such a link could easily be sent by e-mail, and it would take the visitor directly to the surroundings of the POI, with a marker showing the POI's position, at the zoom level set by the sender.

As long as Nominatim has access to the coordinates (which I suppose it does), the link shouldn't be too hard to construct. The only design issue is where to place it on the screen. How about

(share link)

next to each search result?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Milestone: Wishlist
Owner: changed from Tom Hughes to the_phantom_coder
Priority: majorminor
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from the_phantom_coder to rails-dev@…

comment:3 Changed 4 days ago by mmd

Resolution: worksforme
Status: assignedclosed

If you click on a search result, the new URL will automatically point to that object and highlight it. I'm assuming your report is for an old version of the UI. Closing here.

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