I would love to use openstreetmap to give directions to our meetings. How do I generate link which can be sent via email, sms etc?
In googlemaps I can easily place a marker and than send a link like this to my collegues http://maps.google.com/maps?q=V%C3%A1clavsk%C3%A9+n%C3%A1m%C4%9Bst%C3%AD+2,+Praha,+%C4%8Cesk%C3%A1+republika&hl=cs&ie=UTF8&ll=50.083802,14.423847&spn=0.002427,0.003363&z=18
How to do this using openstreetmap, or any other site using OSM data? I think that it is very basic usage of map data, which would greatly promote OSM project.
The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question (that makes no sense to maintain the same issue at two pages). See https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/25/how-do-i-add-a-marker-to-a-map" by aseerel4c26 20 Aug '13, 12:22
Simplest way would be to use general map on openstreetmap.org then click permalink in lower right corner. You will get link in your address bar. Now change lat to mlat and lon to mlon and that's it. Or you could have both sets of lat and lon and mlat and mlon if You wish to have marker not in center of map. There probably is more handy way to use this than editing permalink by hand, but for all my needs it's enough.
answered 22 Jun '11, 07:31
After the changes on osm website, there is now very simple way to do it. Just click the share button and check "add marker". Than you can adjust its position and get link to be shared.
answered 20 Aug '13, 11:04