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I have create a new road which leads to my vacation rental. This road doesn exist in google maps of course and it doesnt have an oficial name. How can I send the coordinates to a client that wants to come?

asked 07 Mar '17, 11:29

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I'm not sure that I understand what you mean with 'create a new road'. Do you mean a physical road, or did you add it to OSM ? In the latter case you could use the "Share" button on and send the link to your client. That link will show the road on OSM.

Of course this will never help you client if she/he uses navigation software that is not based on OpenStreetMap. Even with navigation software based on OpenStreetMap it will depend on when your client updates the maps his/her software is using.

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answered 07 Mar '17, 13:02

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I see you also had another question in which you explain that you added the road to OSM.

(07 Mar '17, 13:03) escada

You can send the coordinates of your house to anyone, (or its address) and then it's up to their navigation software to guide the client to your house

(07 Mar '17, 13:05) escada

If you can to browse the exact point where you leave the road you could send the ULR which contains the co ords in it like this you could also send the campsite location like this Satnavs do have the option to enter lat longs if there isn't a postcode or address. Using the share button on the slippy map allows you to add a marker to the map. If you record your new road as a GPX with a satnav or a gps you can upload the trace to OSM ready for mapping. If you can map it from the licensed aerial that is available as a background in iD Potlatch2 or JOSM editors it can be mapped from local knowledge quite quickly. If the route from the road is long and confusing you could, if you don't have time to map new road then send them a series for co ords to follow ( known as a route) assuming they can use them in their satnav or gps.

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answered 08 Mar '17, 09:42

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edited 08 Mar '17, 10:02

It seems your road is beginning to show.

(08 Mar '17, 20:58) andy mackey

You can send the link to the people through OSM.

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answered 14 Apr '20, 12:26

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Smith Henny This question is three years old and the questioner was last active then. see

(14 Apr '20, 13:57) andy mackey

Looking at his edits he did map his service road and property.

(14 Apr '20, 14:03) andy mackey

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