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Im wondering ig OSM is like google maps, I mean, I want to add custom points, make routes and stuff like that. I know I can do that on GM, but OSM is far more complete, so, how can I have the features of Google Maps in OSM?

asked 28 Mar '12, 13:20

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OSM is a data source, not a map portal. In contrast to Google, OSM gives you the data so you can do all these things and more in your own software. Simply speaking, someone could build something like Google Maps with our data. You could!

If you are looking for a ready-made map portal with nice end-user functions then we don't have that (and we don't even plan to have that). But there are some general purpose mapping sites out there that use OpenStreetMap data, for example or ESRI's where you can select an OpenStreetMap basemap and scribble on that.

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answered 28 Mar '12, 13:29

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edited 29 Mar '12, 00:37

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Google maps provide tools for overlaying markers etc on their maps. To do that with OpenStreetMap you need to use open software to do this job. You can use Openlayers or LeafletJS to create an OSM map on a web page and overlay that with markers, polygons, multiple tile layers and so on. Take a look at switch2osm for some examples.

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answered 28 Mar '12, 20:16

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