[OSM-dev] OSM clickable POIs - implementation?
shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Jan 6 15:41:42 GMT 2008
On 6 Jan 2008, at 13:19, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> I would like to try and add clickable POIs to OSM (as already exists
> Freemap) so that when you click a village, for example, some info
> and its
> Wikipedia link comes up.
> The best way to do this would seem to be to implement code which
> takes a
> lat/lon (or Mercator coord pair) and returns the nearest POI node to
> it. This
> could be turned into an API call, as could a similar method to find
> nearest way to a mouse click. Do people think this is a good idea?
Personally I think that being able to easily edit a road name/type or
a point of interest without having to load a big/medium sized editor,
such as JOSM or Potlatch, is really useful. This would help lower the
barriers to entry, especially when streets just need to be named, and
no points need to be added, moved, or removed. I know a lot of the
Edinburgh area has the streets drawn with the Yahoo imagery, but they
haven't been named yet. Making it really easy to name these ways would
be brilliant. That person has moved on to sketching other areas.
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