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  1. Add methods to view difference(s) of a changeset.

    Some kind of visual diff for a changeset would be excellent for reviewing changesets of the 'map' before and after the change.

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    • Simplify the main page's info text

      The info text currently consists of three paragraphs, two of which even explain the same thing in other words. The text should urgently be shortened and simplified.

      My suggestion would be:
      "OpenStreetMap is a free editable world map made by people like you. You can <view> it and actually <edit> and <use> the underlying data.

      Hosting is kindly supported by <UCL VR Centre> and <bytemark>."

      3 votes
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      • add POIs to Bikemap e.g. Mountain-Peaks and Cablecars

        While using the Bikemap the orientation in the nature is difficult becaus some very important orientationpoints are missing: Thesa are Mountain peak (names) and cablecars. It would be very nice to add these to the bike map.

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        • A simple editor witch make tags transparent to users (like googles MapMaker)

          New users should be able to make simple map edits, like changing a road name, add some restrictions, add a mall street or whatever without having to learn plenty of tags and their meaning. The google MapMaker editor is a good example. You can fill in all the details without wasting your time with looking how to do it.
          Maybe we could even have step by step guide where the user select what he wants to do and is only able to do that.
          For example he wants to change a road name:
          1) Select the road
          2) Enter new…

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            • second high resolution map

              To solve the problem that on the one hand not all objects are visible in all zoom levels (generalization) but on high zoomlevels we would like to see a high grade of detaisl (benchs, vending machines,...) I recommend to use e.g. T@H to render a high resolution map in the same style but with limited test (e.g. no shop labels,..) so we have more space for details....

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              • Integrate in the searchbox ability to search with the help of GPS coordinates

                Ability to click in the searchbox and enter GPS coordinates.

                18 votes
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                • Button to add a maker

                  A way of easily adding a marker to the map and make the short link display it so I can easily send a link by email to my friends to show a location

                  48 votes
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                  • Online Export to GPS format such as Garmin img

                    Ability to export the viewed area to a range of standard gps format maps.

                    24 votes
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                    • Ability to click on POIs

                      Ability to click on POIs and view its data.

                      528 votes
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                      • Put a distance-scale on the main map

                        I really-really don't care if it won't be pixel-perfect in relation to every two points of the visible map, but it's seriously annoying to not have any idea what order of magnitude far apart the displayed map features are.

                        633 votes
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                        • Add routing capabilities to main site (without using third party sites)

                          Routing is possible using cloudmade or others. But, I think is very important see routing capabilities directly in osm.org website.

                          639 votes
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                          • Add a report error button (OpenStreetBugs)

                            Integrate openstreetbugs into the main page. This allows ordenary users to contribute without having to create an account and learning how to edit the map.

                            150 votes
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                            • Show the diversity of maps

                              OSM is often seen as "the map"
                              We should show all visitors the diversity of the existing maps (not only the styles but also the data like opencyclemap, OSMC Reitkarte, OLM and much more).
                              This will show the big difference between OSM based maps and others maps

                              This shall be visible on the start page of OSM.

                              110 votes
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                              • "report spam" button

                                A button, built in into the diary pages, to report spam entrys would be useful.

                                23 votes
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                                • Show how many websites use OSM maps

                                  Displaying this up-to-date counter will demonstrate to everybody the relevance of OSM
                                  A list of such websites exists in the German wiki (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:OSM_Internet_Links). Maybe there are more such lists which shall be put together.

                                  72 votes
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                                  • 2 votes
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                                    • Add an overlay to load POI's directly from the osm database and show them on the map.

                                      This is useful for POI's which not every users want to see on the map. Example: For a scuba-divers it's nice to see where the spots are where you can go diving and you want to have a map where the spots, parking places, restaurants, bars and toilets are shown.
                                      Also geocacher want to see special POI's in which the average user is not interested in.

                                      59 votes
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                                      • more intelligent name search

                                        Nominatim is the osm geo search engine. We have to improve the presentation of results:
                                        -icons similar to the nominatim page
                                        -filtering for similar objects (e.g. a city, it's boundaries,....)

                                        have a look at: http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org

                                        385 votes
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