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Hi, I know that you can add several information to an information point (like for example opening hours or website of a restaurant)

But how can I as a normal user find these information on OSM, if I want to know some more about a POI (restaurant or anything else)? I mean, in Google Maps you only click on the name of a POI and you get more information and links. How is it done in OSM?

Thanks in advance, Nils.

asked 15 Mar '15, 20:54

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edited 16 Mar '15, 13:50

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Let's imagine you've got something you want to look at, like here:

  1. Click the question mark at the right.
  2. Click near the thing you're interested in.
  3. A list of features near your click appears at the left - click the one that you want.

That gets you to here, which in this case includes opening hours.

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answered 15 Mar '15, 21:14

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edited 16 Mar '15, 00:44

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Thanks! I've been using the map for ages and never realised that this feature existed. There is always something new to learn in OSM.

(15 Mar '15, 22:51) NZGraham

@NZGraham: the "?" feature is existing since November 2014. Before that date (and still) you can use the "data layer" function of the page. See

(16 Mar '15, 00:42) aseerel4c26 ♦

There are also projects that try to implement this. For example, will make POIs that have extra information clickable, and for example show you wether a a place is open right now.

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