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Is there a way (eg by adding an HTML parameter to the URL) to request potlatch 2 to open with a particular node or way already selected? Or, if that's not quite possible, to show an arrow or some other marker pointing at a specific co-ordinate on the map ?

asked 15 Aug '13, 15:13

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edited 15 Aug '13, 21:22

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aseerel4c26 ♦

(I assume you mean Potlatch 2?) As far as I know only: Not selected, but centred example with a node (that link format is used by the links on the object detail pages on For markers on the non-editing map see how-do-i-add-a-marker-to-a-map.

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answered 15 Aug '13, 17:24

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edited 15 Aug '13, 17:25


Yes, that works well for the example you gave, where the node is in the middle of a field. But not so easy in the middle of London. For instance -- I can guess my node is one of that cluster in the centre but it would be hard to guess which one.

Best I've found so far is that the map will remain centred on the specified node when zooming, so if I zoom in fully its then possible to pick the correct node.

Better would be if I could choose to open the node with full zoom, also to turn off the help popup. Are those possible ?

(15 Aug '13, 18:30) harg

The help popup should only appear the first time you use P2. If it appears repeatedly, you need to change your Flash Player settings to allow to use local storage ('Flash cookies').

(15 Aug '13, 20:25) Richard ♦

@harg: The zoooooming in works quite well for me - it is not that hard to spin the mouse wheel once. Re. popup: it does also re-appear if you clear your flash cookies somehow (e.g. the Firefox Addon BetterPrivacy does it).

(15 Aug '13, 21:19) aseerel4c26 ♦

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