[OSM-talk] 3000 registered users but the stats arn't all rosy
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Fri Sep 1 18:42:00 BST 2006
>Agreed. At the moment any prospective user has to zoom in at least 10
levels and even then they may not see anything if they >picked a part of
the planet that is still unmapped.
I think an AJAX style search would have most impact here. User enters
place name then the map goes straight to the location at a good zoom
level. If there are copyright concerns over geonames.org, Mikel's brainoff
geocoder could be used? (I use that in Freemap and osmeditor2). The only
disadvantage is that it only returns one place name per country, e.g.
"Hythe,UK" goes to Hythe, Hants, despite there being other places of that
name in the UK.
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