[OSM-dev] How to reference specific points of interests in OSM data

Mateusz Konieczny bulwersator at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 22:05:55 UTC 2014


Remember location and use the closest result?


2014-03-21 21:57 GMT+01:00 Sachin Dole <sdole at genvega.com>:

> Hello,
>
> I am fairly new to OSM and am figuring out how to use this in my
> application. I want to be able to add additional metadata to certain places
> such as hotels, airports, car rental agencies etc. I am planning to do this
> additional metadata in my own database. However, I read on this page<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API/Permanent_ID> that
> the OSM ID is not a permanent id for a place in the map. That page
> recommends to search on tags and then if that search returns more than one
> item, then figure out which one is relevant. If I am doing this live in a
> web app, I wont be able to do this. So, the question is how do I make
> permanent links to OSM map places in my database so I can enrich the
> metadata for myself?
>
> You might ask if I can instead add the metadata directly to OSM - I could
> do that, but what if my metadata is not really relevant to the general
> community? I dont want to end up polluting OSM tags with something that
> wont make sense to the rest of the world.
>
> Thank you in advance!
> Sachin Dole
>
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