# Jumping to a specific set of coordinates on the map

 3 I have the coordinates (latitude and longitude) for a location. How can I make the map on www.openstreetmap.org display the area in question? asked 29 Dec '11, 00:57 Allan J 56●1●1●3 accept rate: 0% aseerel4c26 ♦ 32.0k●16●238●549

 2 On the map page you will have something like this http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=9/-38.3266/144.8781 just edit the latitude and longitude. and the map can jump to the new location. note negative is used for west and south and positive for north and east. If you wish convert Degrees Minutes and seconds to decimal degrees then you can use this site http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html (note link not working now) minutes are 1/60 of a degree and seconds are 1/60 of a minute.... you'll need to do the maths. So 52 : 25 : 46 would become 52 + 25/60 + 46/3600 decimal degrees for example. answered 22 Aug '14, 22:21 andy mackey 11.7k●74●126●259 accept rate: 4% aseerel4c26 ♦ 32.0k●16●238●549
 1 another option: just enter some coordinates into the search box (e.g. 52.51834,13.37568 ) and Go/Enter. Then click on the one "Results from Internal" link. It will jump to this location. answered 29 Jul '16, 20:37 aseerel4c26 ♦ 32.0k●16●238●549 accept rate: 17% This works 52.51834,13.37568.... but 52 N 13 E did not so format is important. This fails 52.5, -.3 but 52.5, -0.3 is ok (29 Jul '16, 23:08) andy mackey
 0 But what about simply putting a marker on the map, without adding anything to the database? By way of example: I would like to be able to pop up OCM from a QR'd URL (for example: https://www.opencyclemap.org/?mlat=61.2 … 5&zoom=18) and have an actual marker at that point. I suppose I could add points in the DB for every instance I placed a QR code maker on a trail, but that seems a bit of extra work for nought. answered 11 Oct '17, 23:40 net-buoy 26●1●2●4 accept rate: 0% (12 Oct '17, 07:04) Frederik Ramm ♦ Thank you, Frederik It looks like the pointer is provided via the permalink feature (#map), while the (layers=) provides the opencyclemap layer, the zoom can be set by "zoom=" OR it can be set as the first portion of the permalink, appended to the mlon= ( e.g. #map=18/61.20605/-149.78565) Is that all accurate, and if so, is there one part of the wiki that provides the specifics on using URLs to reference OSM? (12 Oct '17, 17:49) net-buoy Probably several :) https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FAQ and https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Browsing among others mention it. (12 Oct '17, 17:53) SomeoneElse ♦ AHA! The link on browsing ( https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Browsing ) was just what I needed! The full explanation on the share panel was excellent, and the details on the composition on a URL was comprehensive. THANKS! (12 Oct '17, 18:38) net-buoy
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