[OSM-dev] Share a route, in addition to Share a location on the main OSM map

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Mon Apr 13 10:31:38 UTC 2015


On the main OSM page it is possible to generate a short link for a 
location. For example, it is the link to the location of the city of 
Yakutsk in Siberia: http://osm.org/go/8_Anzx-?m=

Why not to introduce the similar service for a route? I've created a 
working model on my testing website. For instance, it is the link to the 
route from Yakutst to the city of Irkutsk: 

To view the direction of the route and leg distances, the button 
/Distance Ruler Edit/ (under Zoom) in the left upper corner should be 
activated (clicked once).

It could be used to show a route say from a bust stop to a hotel, or how 
to drive optimally from one location to another, etc. Perhaps, such a 
service exists at the OSM, but I just could not notice it. Anyway, I saw 
other people, while sending directions, make a screen-shot of the OSM 
map, and then draw a route line on the JPG screen-shot in a graphical 

Best regards,

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