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how do i search by lattitude/longitude

asked 07 Jun '14, 01:19

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What are you looking for? Addresses at a location or are you looking for POIs near a place?

(07 Jun '14, 08:10) SimonPoole ♦

I think the user refers to 'reverse geocoding' that returns the closest road/address to a geopoint. This is supported e.g. by nominatim

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answered 07 Jun '14, 09:49

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edited 07 Jun '14, 11:22

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How I understand it, you want to be able to enter the latitude/longitude inside the search box (at http://osm.org) and get brought there. At the moment this is not possible. You can do this by typing your coordinates into the search box, like this: "50.6950 13.3829", where 50.6950 is your latitude and 13.3829 is your longitude. Another way is to type them directly inside the URL:


Replace the stuff inside the apostrophes with the following:

  • 'zoomlevel' = something between 0 (no zoom) and 19 (highest zoom)
  • 'latitude' = the latitude you want
  • 'longitude' = the longitude you want

If this is not what you want, you have to explain your question better.

Edit: Thanks for Tordanik for pointing out that you can actually search for latitute/longitude inside the search box.

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answered 07 Jun '14, 13:41

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edited 07 Jun '14, 16:46


By the way, http://osm.org is just a short url for http://openstreetmap.org ;)

(07 Jun '14, 14:32) Dominik Berger

You can enter coordinates into the search box, e.g. like this: "50.6950 13.3829" The first search result will be a link to that place on the map.

(07 Jun '14, 16:35) Tordanik

Oops, I didn't know that. I have edited the answer.

(07 Jun '14, 16:41) Dominik Berger
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