OpenStreetMap.hu is up'n'running

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on October 30, 2011 08:58:12 PM +00:00(2315 Reads)

The www.openstreetmap.hu domain was occupied by an empty HTML file for years. Recently I discovered it is free, so registered it immediately. Let's see if someone will complain.

Update: The old owner of the domain is happy with the new site. :-)

With help of an OSM-JS professional, we got the new site up & running in a few days  - thank you mate!

About OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a freely editable and usable (including download and use of data) map of the world, mainly created by volunteers, but also supported by large imported data.

Most visitors don't know, that the OpenStreetMap.org site is mainly a demo of available data, it's not an end user application. Why? Because it runs on donated money and the primary aim is to provide the technical background for editing.

OpenStreetMap.hu is similar (except that editing still goes via .org). We will show the same rendered maps that you can see on the .org site, and some additional maps.  I've added some articles advising users good OSM based software, like public transport or car route planning, POI search sites and so on. (I think the central OpenStreetMap.org site should also recommend users to find real-world applications at certain other places).

However I plan to add some features, first ideas are improvements to the search box, to help searching for Hungarian addresses and places of interest.

Screenthos of www.openstreetmap.hu

www.openstreetmap.hu first version

Ideas welcome

If you have any ideas how to promote OpenStreetMap in Hungary or how to improve this site, don't hesitate to contact me.

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