[OSM-talk] Permalink with marker

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 07:12:48 UTC 2013

Replying to myself, just to keep the thread together.

I submitted a TRAC ticket, but it was rejected.  I'm a little
disappointed, especially as I wrote some code to do it.  Yes, we could
have something better later, but we could have something useful now.
Oh well.

Best wishes,


On 23 May 2013 15:01, Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> On the main map at osm.org there is a 'permalink' hyperlink, which generates
> a URL encoding the current view of the map.  It is easy to change this into
> a marker link by editing the URL and changing "lat" and "lon" to "mlat" and
> "mlon".
> Would it be beneficial to add another hyperlink which will do this
> automagically?  Maybe called "markerlink", which produces a URL containing
> "mlat" and "mlon".
> I know it means work for someone, but if it's a good idea then hopefully it
> can be implemented easily.  I don't know if it's been suggested before, but
> if such a feature were available I would use it a lot.  I often make my own
> OSM marker links to send to people by editing the permalink URL, so I'd
> appreciate a one-click function to do this.
> Comments please.  If it's a good idea I will submit it to OSM trac.
> Thanks,
> Andrew

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