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  1. I am browsing e.g.,
  2. I think "how does this look in Google Maps?"
  3. The best I could find is in the side panel a geo:54.36341,22.79176?z=18 URI, Alas I don't know how to make chromium make this into a URI.

Yes I know there are those 4 in one, 8 in one comparison sites, but assume I am already browsing and want to jump direct.

Yes I know I should forget about asking OSM to add links to 'competing' services.

asked 04 Feb '16, 09:09

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edited 04 Feb '16, 11:09

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aseerel4c26 ♦

the easiest way would be to use a bookmarklet (invoked by a toolbar click or keyword entry) which could easily extract the coordinates from the OSM URL and insert them into a google maps URL. If google wasn't the target, I would build one for you. ;-) Oh, wait, here is already what you are looking for: (from osm to google and vice versa).

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answered 04 Feb '16, 09:26

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edited 04 Feb '16, 11:12

Thank you but all that is quite erie. Ah! All I want to do is like it says on "Midori web browser supports “geo:” URIs", except the browser is Chromium (on Debian) and the site I wish them to be opened on is

I have no problem writing Bash shell scripts etc. Somehow I need to connect xgd-open...

(04 Feb '16, 09:47) jidanni

@jidanni: sorry, what is "erie"? By the way: If you want to have your browser support the geo URI link scheme you may want to look for a browser extension, but that was not really your question here.

(04 Feb '16, 09:55) aseerel4c26 ♦

The bookmarklet trick is awesome aseerel4c26 ! Now, if it were possible to do the same from within JOSM, that would be really cool.

(Sorry. Did not mean to hijack your thread jidanni)

(04 Feb '16, 10:08) AlaskaDave

Hijack... be my guest. Erie: ugly looking. Anyway all this works fine on Android, where geo: Intents get treated properly...

(04 Feb '16, 10:19) jidanni

There are also the mapjumper and OSMify bookmarklets.

(04 Feb '16, 10:39) Vincent de P... ♦

@Vincent de Phily: there are, but mapjumper needs more clicks to use and to setup and osmify replaces embedded google maps, if I understand correctly. Yes, both are related.

(04 Feb '16, 11:11) aseerel4c26 ♦

The mapJumper builder website is offline/removed since several weeks or months now, so currently it is of no use.

(05 Feb '16, 07:16) MarkusHD
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There is a Google Chrome extension "Mapjumper" for this:

I am currently near at finishing a first version of an equivalent for Firefox. It might take some weeks due to lack of time, though.

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answered 05 Feb '16, 07:42

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this is not related to the MapJumper which was mentioned above, right?

(05 Feb '16, 09:25) aseerel4c26 ♦

Yes, it is unrelated. Same purpose, but different user interface. Merely the name is equal.

(05 Feb '16, 12:31) MarkusHD

Although you already answered your question yourself ;) there are various map compare services listed in the OSM wiki. The easiest seems to be the one provided by Geofabrik. Open and append the 18/54.36341/22.79176 at the end of the URL, e.g.

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answered 04 Feb '16, 09:18

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Yes. But I want to "jump to from".

(04 Feb '16, 09:33) jidanni

And I want to jump to a sunny beach from my current location.

(04 Feb '16, 10:22) scai ♦

OK I solved it with this one-liner I put in $HOME/bin/xdg-open .

/usr/bin/xdg-open $(echo $@|perl -pwe 's!^geo:([\d.,]+)!$1/\@$1! && s!\?(z)=([\d.]+)!,$2$1!;')
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answered 04 Feb '16, 12:02

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could you please describe what it does? It seems to do something with geo: URIs, right? Update: thank you!

(04 Feb '16, 12:31) aseerel4c26 ♦


  1. person clicks the "geo:" link in right side Share panel on
  2. His $BROWSER executes "xdg-open geo:...", with our version of xdg-open first on $PATH, which starts with ~/bin:....
  3. Our version rewrites the URL so it will go to Google Maps.
  4. Our version calls the real xdg-open with now a Google Maps URL.
  5. Real xdg-open executes "$BROWSER"
(04 Feb '16, 14:03) jidanni

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