[OSM-talk] POI by coordinates
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
avarab at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 03:42:01 BST 2008
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 1:36 AM, Ryszard Mikke <Ryszard at korwin-mikke.pl> wrote:
> the situation is: I've got a POI in the area where I'm only in summer.
> I've marked in somewhere in Google Maps and now I want to mark it in OSM.
> The problem is, the whole area is poorly marked in OSM, there is even
> a national road not marked. So I can't just go and draw the point.
> I need to put it at the same coordinates as in Google Maps.
> Tried to put it in GPX and import, but only tracks are imported,
> not waypoints. Pity, cause I've made an effort to remove everything
> else from GPX...
> So, how can I put the point at known coordinates?
> Maybe using some other editor than Potlatch?
Sadly none of the popular editors has a decent way to do this, you can
display coordinates for a specific mouse location through a key
combination in potlatch while JOSM gives you a constantly updated
coordinate position that follows the mouse cursor so you can get a
pretty decent approximation visually, but neither has something like a
dialog where you can create a point at explicitly input coordinates.
You can do this quite decently indirectly however, one way would be to
create a GPX file with a coordinate pair with an associated name and
load that into your favorite editor, for example:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<wpt lat="64.123629676" lon="-21.886269590">
Or you could upload your points directly through the API, see  for
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