OSM Smart Menu

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OSM Smart Menu
OSM Smart Menu.png
Author: jgpacker
License: GPL v3 (free of charge)
Platforms: Windows, Windows XP, Linux, macOS, and Android
Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Chinese (Taiwan)
Source code: Font Awesome 5 brands github.svg jgpacker/osm-smart-menu
Programming languages: HTML, CSS, and TypeScript

Helps OpenStreetMap contributors to easily switch between different maps and analysis tools from the community.

This browser extension[1] is officially available for Google Chrome[2] and Mozilla Firefox (for Desktop[3] and Android[4]).

It helps users to open links related to OpenStreetMap, based on parameters from the current page. Supported parameters include map parameters (zoom, latitude and longitude) and OpenStreetMap attributes (user name, node ID, changeset ID, etc). In a nutshell, this extension is a superior alternative to Bookmarklets.

New features are announced at the author's user diary.

Report bugs or request features

You can send a message to the author's OpenStreetMap account or open a new issue at Github.


Besides the default list of links, users can add their own links!

Easy method to add new links

The easy way is to simply go to the desired website (example), and click on the OSM extension button. If the website's URL pattern is recognized, an option will appear to add the current page's link to the list.


  1. It only works for maps (i.e. with latitude, longitude and zoom parameters);
  2. It only works for a few known URL patterns.

Advanced method to add new links

In the configuration page, new links can be added with an URL Template. See some examples below:

  • Edit with JOSM or Merkaartor: https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=remote#map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude}
  • Compilation of several map links: https://geohack.toolforge.org/geohack.php?params={latitude}_N_{longitude}_E
  • Query OSM Elements: http://www.overpass-turbo.eu/?C={latitude};{longitude};{zoom}

At least one bracket parameter must be inside the URL Template. The URL Template supports the following parameters:

  • {zoom}
  • {latitude}
  • {longitude}
  • {osm_changeset_id}
  • {osm_user_name}
  • {osm_node_id}
  • {osm_way_id}
  • {osm_relation_id}
  • {osm_tag_key} and {osm_tag_value}

This is still an experimental feature.

More examples for advanced method using custom code

Name Template Usage
Level0 http://level0.osmz.ru/?url=changeset/{osm_changeset_id} Editor
Preview iD https://preview.ideditor.com/release/#background=Bing&disable_features=boundaries&map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude} Editor
iD Netlify https://ideditor.netlify.app/#background=Bing&disable_features=boundaries&map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude} Editor
Map with AI https://mapwith.ai/rapid#background=Maxar-Premium&datasets=fbRoads,msBuildings&disable_features=boundaries&map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude} Editor
Osmlab changeset map http://osmlab.github.io/changeset-map/#{osm_changeset_id} Changeset-viewer
WaymarkedTrails https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#?map={zoom}!{latitude}!{longitude} Niche
Bikerouter https://bikerouter.de/#map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude} Router (biking and hiking)
Brouter Navigation http://brouter.de/brouter-web/#map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude}/standard Router (biking and hiking)
OpenRouteService https://maps.openrouteservice.org/directions?n1={latitude}&n2={longitude}&n3={zoom}&b=0&k1=en-US&k2=km Router
Geohack https://geohack.toolforge.org/geohack.php?params={latitude}_N_{longitude}_E List of lists
Commons: Nearby images https://wikimap.toolforge.org/?wp=false&basemap=2&cluster=false&zoom={zoom}&lat={latitude}&lon={longitude} Pictures
Google Street View https://www.google.com.tw/maps/?layer=c&cbll={latitude},{longitude} Street View ⚠© Not suitable as source
OSM Wiki Key https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:{osm_tag_key} Environment
OSM Wiki Value https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:{osm_tag_key}%3D{osm_tag_value} Environment
TagInfo Key https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/{osm_tag_key} Environment
TagInfo Value https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/{osm_tag_key}={osm_tag_value} Environment
Opening hours https://openingh.ypid.de/?zoom={zoom}&lat={latitude}&lon={longitude}&layers=B0T&filter=none&tags=opening_hours
OSM Blitzermap http://frink.bplaced.de/blitzer/#map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude} QA
Map of turn restrictions https://ahorn.lima-city.de/tr/?zoom={zoom}&lat={latitude}&lon={longitude}&layer=Grayscale&overlays=TTT QA
OpenSkiMap https://openskimap.org/#{zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude} QA
Maxspeed (OpenStreetBrowser) https://www.openstreetbrowser.org/#map={zoom}/{latitude}/{longitude}&categories=car_maxspeed QA
OSM Relation Analyzer (overview) http://ra.osmsurround.org/analyzeRelation?relationId={osm_relation_id} QA
OSM Relation Analyzer (map) http://ra.osmsurround.org/analyzeMap?relationId={osm_relation_id} QA
Destination Signs http://osm.mueschelsoft.de/destinationsign/example/#way={osm_way_id}&namedroutes=0&fromarrow=0&include_sgn=0&include_way=1&country=DE QA
Destination Signs http://osm.mueschelsoft.de/destinations/example/#wayid={osm_way_id}&direction=0&country=DE QA
Destination Signs Sandbox http://osm.mueschelsoft.de/destinations/example/sandbox.htm#country={osm_way_id} QA
Maptiler VectorMap https://www.maptiler.com/maps/#streets//vector/{zoom}/{longitude}/{latitude} Map

See also

  • OpenSwitchMaps - browser extension
  • Font Awesome 5 brands github.svg M-Reimer/osm-everywhere - browser extension OSM Everywhere
  • Bookmarklet - Bookmarklet are small pieces of JavaScript code which you store and run on-demand in your browser to conveniently access tools for your OSM work
  • Bookmarklets - List of OSM related bookmarklets