[OSM-talk] namefinder & permalinks on main slippy map

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Wed Aug 29 16:06:29 BST 2007

In message <53cf5b6f0708290737j582d4734r95732d521c86e986 at mail.gmail.com>
        Stefan Baebler <stefan.baebler at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just noticed that the implemented link uses plain "lat" & "lon"
> parameters instead of "mlat" & "mlon", which means it is missing the
> nice marker arrow after loading.

The map can take two sets of coordinates - lat/lon for the centre and
mlat/mlon for a marker (also the centre unless that is given as well).

For the search result links you may be right that it would be better
to include a marker.

>> Using the view tab - the URL that it points at is always that of the
>> currently displayed map.
> aaah, way unintuitive! and resulting link also misses the marker arrow. :(
> This should probably be fixed extensively in the proposed export tab though.

It's not obvious whether or not people would expect a permalink to
include a marker if the map wasn't already displaying one (not that
it would if the map was at the moment ;-)).


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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