[OSM-dev] Openlayers and OSM: How to show some text near "marker icons"?
ulf.lamping at web.de
Thu Mar 27 20:51:02 GMT 2008
For some days I'm experimenting with a motorcycle related map of europe
using "standard" OSM maps (osmarender / mapnik served tiles) and
openlayers. "My map" is currently not online as I have to sort out
licensing stuff, e.g. of the used icons.
Using openlayers (and the mechanism described in:
I'm displaying lot's of mountain passes and some other motorcycle
related things, the data is derived from wikipedia information (and
because of the different licenses GFDL vs. CC-BY-SA2.0 I -
unfortunately - can't include them into OSM :-(
However, with openlayers I'm able to display specific icons for the
mountain passes and clicking on them get's a pop up with more detailed
info like a link to wikipedia. This is done using a text file containing
the infos in a tab seperated file.
But - even after having a deep look at the openlayer API docs and the
various examples, I couldn't find a way to display a little text near
the icon, e.g. "Stilfser Joch", this would make the map much more
useful. Currently it's a bit annoying to search for a specific mountain
pass - click on each icon to show the pop up until you get the right one :-(
Am I just too blind to see? Is there a way to show a small text near an
icon using openlayers?
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