Top Ten Tasks/Progress/Clickable POIs on the frontpage

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Update (October 2012) - research of possible solutions

Solution Live examples How does it work? Notes (requirements, pros/cons etc.)
Overpass API AJAX call to the Overpass API Requires Overpass API server
OpenLinkMap OpenLinkMap OpenLayers layer with POI markers constructed from AJAX response (example response) Custom solution
WFS (Web Feature Service)
  • AJAX call with GetFeatureInfo WFS request
  • WFS server returns GeoJSON (or potentially other format easily supported on Javascript side)
  • Requires a WFS server (GeoServer, Mapserver, ...) with POI geometry database
  • OGC standard