16 November 2010

MapQuest Embed Two OSM Editors

MapQuest Embed Two OSM Editors

MapQuest are getting ahead of the rest with an instant online OSM (Open Street Map Editor
MapQuest Potlatch 2 embedded OSM Editors

If you know the area and spot an error on the http://open.mapquest.com sites you can now edit directly using the Potlatch 2 Editor without too much trouble.

Mapquest are pleased with themselves: (and why not?)

"We’ve done it again! Updates are fast and furious on our MapQuest Open sites, powered by OpenStreetMap data. Just this week, we’ve released new edit buttons, ‘send to website’ and ‘right click’ to find the closest thing in your map display.

Our new edit button is really three different edit button or links: below the search result & top right of your map; and edit links that are built into the popup information box. The popup information box allows you to choose which OSM editor you want to use in order to edit the location (or surrounding area). Your two edit tool choices are Potlatch 2 (hosted by MapQuest) or JOSM (known as the “Java OpenStreetMap Editor”). Potlatch 2 uses a GUI user interface for easily making edits whereas JOSM allows you to download chunks of the OSM data onto your desktop to edit and then upload the newly changed data back onto the OSM servers for processing. (Note: be sure JOSM is already installed and running when you click the JOSM edit link.)"


Quite an achievement for both MapQuest and OpenStreetMap

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At Tuesday, November 16, 2010 4:58:00 pm, Blogger AntTheLimey said...

Thank you for the awesome write-up!

Just wanted to say that its http://open.mapquest.co.uk

the open.mapquest.com is not up yet - we're working on a couple more things before we stand up our US Open site :)



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