User talk:Plenz

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POI Viewer

Hi Plenz. I was just looking at your POI Viewer. It's great! It's the first time I've been able to get a good feel for how much detail is mapped for things like post boxes and pubs in London.

I presume it's calling osmxapi to get the data, and then placing markers using some OpenLayers tricks. You should create a page on the wiki here to describe how you made it. Does this tool have a name? Looks like you were designing it as something to be potentially added to the main front page interface. Could be good.

-- Harry Wood 16:12, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it uses osmxapi, but no, it creates overlays by simple JavaScript commands. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with OpenLayers and it seems very difficult to me to work with it. For example, I tried to find out how I can get mouse movements from the map, so that the icons also move if I move the map, but I did not succeed.
I can not say it is a tool and it has no name. It is a PERL script which downloads the original OSM page and inserts my additions at some different places. There is also an IFRAME which calls another PERL script, and some JavaScript code reads the IFRAME content and creates the icons. All in all, what you see is the result of a complicated teamwork of some PERL scripts and JavaScript routines which invoke eachother and control eachother.
But yes, it would be great if this could be implemented in the main front page, but I have no idea how this can be done.
--Plenz 06:58, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi, Plenz! Your Viewer can't handle UTF8-names of POI, for exaple russian names in map of Moscow. --Winterheart 18:25, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry for that. I am a German and I made it so that German umlauts (äöü) are displayed correctly. And I did not spend much time about this item because I am using Firefox, but those labels seem to work only with the Internet Explorer. I don't know why. But maybe I tried my program with German locations which are named in a wrong way. This should be investigated.
--Plenz 06:58, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Pub.png OSM Stammtisch Hannover

Wer hat Interesse an einem OSM Stammtisch in Hannover? Dort kann man Erfahrung austauschen oder bestimmte Projekte besprechen. Das kann so aussehen, dass man sich monatlich oder virteljährlich an einem bestimmten Punkt trifft, der auch wechseln kann. Dieser Treffpunkt sollte Internetzugang haben. Idealerweise WLAN und gute Bandbreite. So wird das, worüber man spricht, anschaulicher. Eure Vorschläge und Meinungen dazu sind hier (Talk:Hannover) erwünscht! --Bahnpirat 14:12, 7 April 2008 (BST)

Danke für die Einladung. Jedoch bin ich zur Zeit aus beruflichen Gründen in Finnland und deshalb auch mehr hier engagiert als in meiner eigentlichen Heimat. --Plenz 19:35, 7 April 2008 (BST)

Proposal: Sauna

I been actively in getting Proposed features/Sauna progress forward. I think it is time to go to next phase RFC. Will you coordinate it or can I? --Kslotte 18:43, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Sorry - I'm actually busy with other things than OSM. As you see, I even read my talk page only from time to time. So please feel free to coordinate it. --Plenz 09:59, 13 March 2010 (UTC)