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Hi, I want to work in real estate portal and i need to filter the result and list the properties in map view using opensteetmap(Client requirement). They gave this reference site . I started on yesterday only but the documentation and all i am not able to understood(as a beginner).

Can we implement like this using opensteetmap?

Where should i start at first?

Also i have seen some of the users recommended openlayers,leaflet,mapquest in help answers.Which one is best for my requirement openstreetmap or thirdparty api? Please guide me to complete this task. I dont know where i am and where i have to start? Thanks in advance.

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asked 21 Jun '12, 05:33

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You're not very clear with what your problems really are. But of course it is possible to use the OpenStreetMap data for creating a background layer for your real estate site. Since you're using the data for commercial purposes I'd recommend to setup your own rendering chain to lighten the server load or use a commercial data provider like geofrabrik or cloudmade. And concerning your client interface, well its totally up to your requirements. Either client is suited to create popups on hover and display auxiliary data.

It appears to me that you're missing some (crucial) background knowledge to complete this task. Your best bet would be to look how other sites including are build and understand how things fit together, e.g. Javascript client, Tileserver for background maps and other mapdata servers for your real estate data.

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answered 21 Jun '12, 08:20

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