Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4408 closed enhancement (wontfix)

The ability to link diretly to search results

Reported by: baditaflorin Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: critical Milestone:
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Description

If i search, i get a very useful arrow that point where i need to zoom in so that i can find what i am looking for.

But if i want to copy and paste, so that i can show somebody the same stuff, all i get it`s a zoom out picture without the arrow, making it near impossible for him to understand what i want to show on the map.

This obliges me when i want to give the location of a event, an address, etc to copy the map, edit it in photoshop or paint, and put it on facebook, or my blog,etc so that people can understand. This make it very non-interactive for the users, and time-consuming for me.

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photo11.jpg (201.4 KB) - added by baditaflorin 7 years ago.
When i search i see like this. But if i copy and paste to give to somebody, i don`t have the pointing arrow
photo115.jpg (198.5 KB) - added by baditaflorin 7 years ago.
And this is when i copy and paste to somebody. Useless

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Change History (5)

Changed 7 years ago by baditaflorin

Attachment: photo11.jpg added

When i search i see like this. But if i copy and paste to give to somebody, i don`t have the pointing arrow

Changed 7 years ago by baditaflorin

Attachment: photo115.jpg added

And this is when i copy and paste to somebody. Useless

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Tom Hughes

This is really somewhat outside the scope of OSM as the web site is not intended as an end user mapping tool (a Google Maps replacement if you like) but rather simply as a demonstration of the data we have available for people wanting to build such sites.

That said, the export function does allow you to export with a marker.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by baditaflorin

But this sucks, the same as the fact that we dont have checkable POI-s . Because we have all this good data, but we dont have the website still that uses all of the data.

Imagine the simplest scenery.

I want somebody to find and use OSM instead of google. That is my porpoise, so that we search one time, second time, etc on osm. And then, when he will not find something, he will add it to the map.

But i don`t have this cool website that allow me to copy an query, to have clickable POI-s.

I have a website that shows only poi`s that are open at this hour, querying onening_hours tag.

I have another website that haves clickable POI`s

I have the third that haves x.etc

The fourth website that allow me to add a Pin on the map.

The fifth that allow me To make a route and save.

Ok, so i dont have osm.org to use, but i dont have this almighty cool website that does all of this thing in one. So that OSM remain OSM. But in the same time there is a cool website, that uses OSM data and is way better then Google Maps.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by woodpeck

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I understand that it would be nice to have a web site that does all these things; but OpenStreetMap is mainly a data collection project and not an "almighty cool website" project. You are, therefore, talking about a different project - not about OSM but about the "almighty cool web site that uses OSM data".

Running such a web site does bring with it a number of challenges of course; you would want to offer many convenience options that are far beyond what OSM is doing, like a "my maps" feature where users can scribble onto the map and pass the link on to friends, routing of course, you'd probably also want aerial imagery and all the other bells and whistles that are required to compete as a map portal today.

I encourage you to build such a web site but it won't be easy, and as I said, it is certainly not an "enhancement to OSM", but a different project.

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