[OSM-talk] Windows, end users and OpenStreetMap suggestions please
jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 20:09:08 UTC 2019
Looking at it there are technical solutions that would work but they all
require some expertise.
Probably OSMand under an Android emulator would be the simplest for an
end user to use and even then I find some of the functionality of OSMand
difficult to use sometimes.
For native Windows 10 use off line Maperitive I think takes the candle
but the syntax required to say find me the supermarkets in this off line
map and let me scroll through them means the user interface is not as
simple as it could be. Also the focus of the search changes its
characteristics as you scroll through the list.
If you have a reasonable Internet connection available then the web
solutions work reasonable well but I was really after something like iD
that would work off line.
Many thanks for the input for the moment I think the solution that
requires the least technical knowledge is a printed map.
Andy Townsend wrote on 2019-03-05 1:45 PM:
> If you're looking for something offline, then one of the Garmin
> options might work. Whilst they're primarily designed to complement
> Garmin devices (handholds, satnavs, etc.) you could just use them
> standalone, load OSM data in and just search for stuff.
> There are plenty of Garmin /GPS forums on the Web so you can get an
> idea of what's available. As for licensing, you'd need to check what
> the requirements are - I've always had a Garmon handheld of some sort
> to use them with. As for compatibility, even the oldest ("Mapsource")
> still runs on Windows 10, so there shouldn't be a problem there.
> Another option is one of the many "Android on PC" options - Sidesync
> in the Samsung world (also perhaps look at DeX), and also Vysor etc.
> elsewhere. iOS on PC options also exist (at a price).
> Best Regards,
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