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#1 2016-03-06 03:52:56

jidanni
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Registered: 2016-03-06
Posts: 4

ID: no way to jump to lat/lon location and then know the center point

I want to go to 24.1588841,120.8470812 and put something there.

But there is no way to do it.

Indeed I can search and get
Location: 24.1588841, 120.8470812

but then I have to take a wooden ruler and measure what is the center point of the screen in order to place my point there.

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#2 2016-03-06 19:04:30

stephan75
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Registered: 2008-05-28
Posts: 2,675

Re: ID: no way to jump to lat/lon location and then know the center point

If I am not wrong, JOSM editor has a feature where you can enter a coordinate, and it can create a new node there.

Try http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM

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#3 2016-03-07 17:47:07

Klumbumbus
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Registered: 2014-01-12
Posts: 471
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Re: ID: no way to jump to lat/lon location and then know the center point

Yes in JOSM, see https://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Help/Action/AddNode, see also the link to expert mode on this site

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#4 2017-10-11 23:21:28

net-buoy
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Registered: 2015-05-22
Posts: 4

Re: ID: no way to jump to lat/lon location and then know the center point

But what about simply putting a marker on the map, without adding anything to the database?
This is discussed at https://help.openstreetmap.org/question … p#fmanswer
I would like to be able to pop up OCM from a QR'd URL (for example: https://www.opencyclemap.org/?mlat=61.2 … 5&zoom=18) and have an actual marker at that point.  I suppose I could add points in the DB for every instance I placed a QR code maker on a trail, but that seems a bit of extra work for nought.

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#5 2017-10-12 08:02:17

SomeoneElse
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Registered: 2010-10-13
Posts: 707

Re: ID: no way to jump to lat/lon location and then know the center point

As suggested at the help site, http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=53.9 … 7&layers=C will work.

However if there's an actual QR code stuck on a post on a trail then you can map that (as what I'm not sure, but it'd probably be "tourism=information; information=something").  The values used for the information key are https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/ … ion#values .  There's quite a lot of rubbish in that value though.  I have a map rendering that tries to decipher these, and the code that groups information values is at https://github.com/SomeoneElseOSM/Someo … .lua#L1263 .

Last edited by SomeoneElse (2017-10-12 08:02:40)

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#6 2017-10-12 12:30:37

henke54
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Registered: 2015-03-17
Posts: 378

Re: ID: no way to jump to lat/lon location and then know the center point

I had same question, and in JOSM, it is 'easy' .
Ctrl+J opens a dialog that allows to jump to a position.
Also set the zoom on 0 meters in that josm-dialogwindow.

https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=59750

Last edited by henke54 (2017-10-12 12:47:17)

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