[OSM-newbies] Problem Searching
pchilds at bcs.org
Fri Jan 23 08:05:55 GMT 2009
I've been trying to get to grips with the data, trying to find things
bring up maps of things etc etc. Maybe I'm missing something but our
front end is a bit limited.
I can think of a number of enhancements, Maybe a to do list is
required... or maybe I'm being stupid.
1. Goto Lat,Long would be helpful just a box you can enter the data in
and it shows you the map.
2. The Gazetteer is slow and very limited. It does not really work on
the simple stuff like try typing in London it will give you tow small
cities called London before it gets to the very large one that is the
capital of the Uk. This may be due to the lack of data but I actually
think its a code problem.
3. Data It would be nice if we could have a list of meta data brought
up when you search, like Multimap does, so it says what the latitude
and longitude is and where is the nearest station, pub, garage etc
Don't get me wrong OSM has some excellent data but its easy of use
that will get more people using it.
I'm more than happy to help, (Says he a computer programmer) but don't
really want to step on anyone else's toes.
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