[OSM-newbies] Adding filter on attributes to the openstreetmap.org interface ...
tremblad at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 16:09:09 BST 2010
I am not a map specialist. But I like the Openstreetmap concept.
For the past month, I have been adding details regarding cycleways in my
area. The new opencyclemap have been generated lately and I must admit that
I am a little bit disappointed. The major problem is that cycleway=track
doesn't show on the opencyclemap. Same for bicycle=designated. I've seen
discussion where that were already exposed and nothing seems to be done.
I looked at way to do my own rendering of maps. For a non-specialist like
me, it seems fairly complicated. Even if I spend time to work on it, how
another non-specialist users will make it through?
I've come to the conclusion that the tagging I can put there is almost
unusable by "normal user" like me. Unless ...
Unless openstreetmap.org website proposes a simple way to filter
attributes. There could be a "simple filter" and a "advanced filter" about
the same as what is proposed on JOSM. It could appear when we click on the
"+" sign (Overlays / Data). As an addition, saving (with cookies to
simplify things) and sharing (just copy/paste for now would do the job) our
filters would be great.
That way, I could filter things like (cycleway=* OR bicycle=designated OR
bicycle=yes). Those would show greyed on the map (just like when we select
an area on the map for overlays / data).
That kind of filter might by usefull for many many needs. Example:
Just a thought. Just a suggestion. I have no idea what that implied!
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