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When I am looking at one of our maps in umap on my iPad mini how can I see a GPS marker of my current location?

Google Maps and Apple maps let me do this. Maybe OpenStreetMaps can't do this?

asked 21 Dec '14, 07:44

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On umap you can have a "more" button on the left. When you press it, a number of controls show up. One of them is the "Center map on your location"

screenshot of the "more" umap map controls

However, I believe the map maker can turn off this menu in the settings for the map.

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answered 24 Dec '14, 06:48

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Are you talking about openstreetmap.org? This is what I see when I open that on my iPhone: alt text

...or are you using a different website or an app?

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answered 23 Dec '14, 23:59

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I use umap: http://umap.openstreetmap.fr

(24 Dec '14, 00:18) perla-rt

@perla-rt: please mention this in your question text next time. There are really too much OSM-based maps and services to guess which one you mean.

(24 Dec '14, 02:20) aseerel4c26 ♦

Ok, thanks for your advice, i am barely new on this and i was not aware of that ;)

(24 Dec '14, 04:29) perla-rt

Third button down at the right-hand side is "Show My Location" - does that work?

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answered 21 Dec '14, 11:19

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I don't have anything on my right side of the screen (on my computer or iPad mini - what I use while walking around, on the iPad I use Safari browser to see the map).

I have an icon (on the left side) that looks like a gun site http://ec.l.thumbs.canstockphoto.com/canstock3236911.jpg that erases the map and replaces it with a super close up that is almost useless and I guess is the best guess at where I am. But it doesn't result in a active marker of my location on the map as I use it (as Apple and Google Maps - and other maps do).

(23 Dec '14, 22:32) perla-rt

To see a GPS marker of your current location on uMap using your iPad mini, you may need to enable location services for your browser and grant uMap permission to access your device's location. I use umap: http://umap.openstreetmap.fr

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enable location services for your browser in the iPad's settings, and uMap should be able to access and display your current location on the map.

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