[OSM-talk] Double-clicking on OSM map does not centre the map

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 22 15:04:46 UTC 2013

On 2013-07-22 14:31, Tom MacWright wrote:
> If anyone wants to do the work, head over to the Leaflet
> GitHub https://github.com/leaflet/leaflet [5] and go for it. I'm
> imagining it'll be a hard sell to the maintainers, because it would
> make Leaflet's behavior different than the vast majority of maps on
> the internet, not to mention all other open source map frameworks.

Is that the standard we adhere to? "Do it like everyone else does?" I 
think OSM would not be here if we did.
I don't know what other open source map frameworks are out there, this 
is the first I hear about leaflet (no, I am not in developing for OSM), 
but I have always disliked google maps' interface. They lack(ed) so many 
features OSM had, and now OSM is stepping down to their level by 
removing features and adhering to their standards.

What is wrong with having more and better features? What is the added 
value of removing features?


> On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> 
> wrote:
> Peter,
> This double click was an easy way to obtain the coordinates of an 
> object and share the information with the others using the permalink. 
> This functionnality does not exist anymore.
> For example, If I search "Tower of London" with Nominatim,  the map is 
> centered on the tower and the share link I obtain gives me the 
> coordinates of the tower
> http://mapui.apis.dev.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.50811&lon=-0.07627&zoom=17&layers=M&mlat=51.50811&mlon=-0.07627 
> [1]
> If I now center the map on an other point and add a Marker over the 
> Tower, I do not obtain the coordinates of the tower.  What I can share 
> is a map where a marker is over the tower. And I am loosing the 
> possibility to share information about the tower coordinates.
> http://mapui.apis.dev.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.50745&lon=-0.0729&zoom=16&layers=M&mlat=51.5079&mlon=-0.07673 
> [2]
> Pierre
> -------------------------
> DE : Peter Wendorff <wendorff at uni-paderborn.de>
> À : talk at openstreetmap.org
> ENVOYÉ LE : Lundi 22 juillet 2013 5h10
> OBJET : Re: [OSM-talk] Double-clicking on OSM map does not centre the 
> map
> Am 22.07.2013 07:48, schrieb Maarten Deen:
> http://mapui.apis.dev.openstreetmap.org/ [3][3]
> It is nice to give a link to the development map (at least I assume it
> is), but how do you set that marker?
> Regards,
> Maarten
> Don't use URL-Fiddling any more (if that's what you tried), but:
> - open the share box
> - select "Include Marker" (the marker is visible now in the current
> center of the map view)
> - drag the marker to where you want to have it, independent of dragging
> the map itself.
> I think - once one found out about the right Button (share) that's
> really an improvement and at least as easy as fiddling around the URL 
> as
> it was before.
> regards
> Peter

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