[OSM-dev] Upcoming website features
penorman at mac.com
Sun Oct 20 02:18:16 UTC 2013
This is a periodic message about interesting website changes upcoming. The
purpose is both to get a wider audience for the discussion of changes
and to inform people what's going on. For more information about this
message and the criteria, see the github repo
https://github.com/osmlab/openstreetmap-upcoming-features. Not every
change is included - if you want that, follow the rails-dev@ list or the
== Changes ==
If you have comments on these changes, the best place is on the
appropriate github page for the change, which I try to link.
=== Redesign ===
A redesign of the OSM.org web page
Major components of the redesign include a new help page; new about page;
moving navigation elements out of the sidebar; moving search results,
export controls, changeset history, and feature details into the sidebar;
and removal of the sidebar from "interior" pages such as the user profile
Deployed at http://redesign.apis.dev.openstreetmap.org/
=== More gallery-style layer switcher (iD) ===
Changes the layer switcher to a gallery-style one, similar to the layer
switcher on osm.org.
=== Support GPX API (iD) ===
On supporting the GPX API in iD, including if it should be supported.
=== Mild rejig of the browse pages ===
Changes the display of object meta-data and makes tags more prominent.
=== Add a help jumping-off page ===
Adds a new help tab to the top, with links on that tab replacing the
current Documentation and Help Center. Add new links to other resources.
=== Rationalize multiple "locate me" type functions ===
Discussion about confusion and duplication between "Where am I?", home
and the new geolocation button. Suggestions of removal of "Where am I?"
== Significant merges ==
More information about the dev