[OSM-talk] Windows, end users and OpenStreetMap suggestions please

Morten Lange morten7an at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 5 17:04:09 UTC 2019

The degree of userfriendlyness can be discussed, but I'd like to mention the followig possibilities:
* Overpass Turbo,     -    e.g.:  http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/GEt    (Search for your location to show results from there)    -    Also links directly from right hand side of pages such as : https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dsupermarket 
* UMap.     -    Links to tutorials at  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UMap  
    -    One specific tutorial using Overpass turbo through Umap: http://www.mappa-mercia.org/2014/09/creating-an-always-up-to-date-map.html
    -    An example showing Bicycle related POIs  (here transported to Toronto) : http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/bicycle-facilities-in-ireland_16656#14/43.6619/-79.3965

-- Regards / Kveðja / Hilsen Morten Lange 

    On Sunday, 3 March 2019, 18:32:26 CET, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Locally there is a group that would like to know where the nearest supermarket is.
It should be simple enough but I wasn't able to think of a simple solution.
On Android we have OSMand which works well off line but for a windows lap top I couldn't think of anything similar so I'm looking for suggestions.
These aren't mappers as such so solutions such as JOSM which I would normally use off line doesn't really cut it.
Online using www.openstreetmap.org nomation will accept "supermarket cobourg ontario" and return four results each of which can be selected.
If I use iD I can do a search but only when iD is zoomed in to the area.  Is it possible to load iD up with a local file?
Maperitive does work but explaining to a non technical non mapper how to load up a local file then then do a search for supermarket might be difficult.
Then we get to routing which is built in to OSMand but how does one do it off line on a windows platform?
Thanks John
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