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I added some points to OSM. Why is the data not visible like on Google-maps when you hover over an icon or any POI for that matter?

asked 27 Aug '13, 21:14

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Daniel Venema
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edited 29 Aug '13, 11:17

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Short answer: Because no-one has programmed that feature yet.

Long answer: This is a long-term ambition for OSM. However, the map rendering software that we use (Mapnik) does not currently support it: the feature is currently disabled in Mapnik and needs to be rewritten. If you have software development skills and can lend them to the project, I'm sure the Mapnik team would be delighted to benefit from your help.

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answered 28 Aug '13, 09:26

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In short: because is (at least currently) not meant as a google maps replacement. By the way, you will notice also no adverts, no tracking all over the web, …

Try for example (you can click on a location and get listed all objects there; note that this is a development version!). And please also see the still valid answers at can-the-web-interface-show-pois? (listing other options). Also there are many services which use the OSM data (however, currently there is none supporting that many POI types like google maps, as far as I know).

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answered 27 Aug '13, 22:39

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edited 28 Aug '13, 12:09

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