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  • #42987

    JuVan1
    Participant

    Hello
    I have already asked the question on the Oruxmaps forum without any answer. I hope you can help me.
    In Orux, there is “what’s there” function appearing in the context menu when you long press the screen.
    But it doesn’t shows any additional information except the name of the street which is already on the map. There is no data in POIs like the names of cafes etc …
    In OpenStreetMap (PC) there is a similar function that return a lot of informations.
    Is this a limitation of OpenAndroMaps or something that is not well implemented in OruxMaps?

    #42992

    mbe57
    Participant

    Did you install the POI DBs that are coming with OAM since last year?

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    #42993
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    Did you install the POI DBs that are coming with OAM since last year?

    For Orux there are OAM POIs since at least 2017 :-)

    Go to settings, maps, mapsforge settings, choose a “Default POI offline database” and check “Search POI tap gesture”.

    Developer of Elevate mapstyle

    #42995

    Matthias
    Participant

    Hi,
    i am confused now, although using Orux and OAM since quite a while.
    I use the settings Tobias mentioned. And doing a “short tap” on the map, i indeed get the POIs shown. Sometimes one, most times more. Or nothing, if i short-tap in the middle of nowhere.

    But the “long-press-on-the-map”, which brings up the option to choose “What is there?” results in a list of items, mostly street addresses, but not the POIs i know. Each of the items has a “Name”, “Latitude/Longitude”, “Distance” and “Information”.

    Matthias

    #42997
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    But the „long-press-on-the-map“, which brings up the option to choose „What is there?“ results in a list of items, mostly street addresses, but not the POIs i know. Each of the items has a „Name“, „Latitude/Longitude“, „Distance“ and „Information“.

    This has nothing to do with OAM, it’s an OruxMaps function which only works with internet. Probably something like Waypoint tools – geocoding (online).

    Developer of Elevate mapstyle

    #42999

    Matthias
    Participant

    But the „long-press-on-the-map“, which brings up the option to choose „What is there?“ results in a list of items, mostly street addresses, but not the POIs i know. Each of the items has a „Name“, „Latitude/Longitude“, „Distance“ and „Information“.

    This has nothing to do with OAM, it’s an OruxMaps function which only works with internet. Probably something like Waypoint tools – geocoding (online).

    You are right. If Offline, no results shown. That “What is there?” function in Orux, mentioned by JuVan1, has nothing to do with OAM and it’s POIs. I also see no “use case” for that function :-)

    EDIT: on page 22 of the english Orux Manual: “What’s in here search geocoding services (online) which points of interest are close to that point.”

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    #43018

    JuVan1
    Participant

    Thank you for your answers.
    As you have understood I was not talking about the POIs that we can download separately, but the elements indicated on the map such as banks, shops etc …
    I tried with Osmand which has a similar function. I point for example on a pharmacy and this gives me the indication that it is indeed a pharmacy its name and a Web link to OpenSteetMaps. This works without Internet connection
    This is basic information but can be handy and you can have more details if you follows the link.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  JuVan1.
    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  JuVan1.
    #43022
    @afgb1977
    @afgb1977
    Participant

    Hello.
    The new Orux Betas bring a new function, GeoIntents, you can easily link Nominatim, Wikipedia to get more information about the coordinates you want to see.
    OruxMaps must internally use a reverse encoding URL for the “What’s Here” function.
    These URLs can be configured to filter the information. Possibly it is configured so that it receives only a simple description of the point on the map that we are touching.
    Try the New Beta, you can get much more information than is usually received.
    Link Nominatim URL to get OSM info.

    https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/reverse?lat={lat}&lon={lon}&zoom={zoom}&addressdetails=1&namedetails=1&extratags=1

    @afgb1977

    #43052
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    I tried with Osmand which has a similar function. I point for example on a pharmacy and this gives me the indication that it is indeed a pharmacy its name and a Web link to OpenSteetMaps. This works without Internet connection
    This is basic information but can be handy and you can have more details if you follows the link.

    So it might seem to you that “what is there” in OruxMaps would be the same as in OSMAnd. In the OSMAnd map format POIs and maps are combined; so using this function is the same as using the POI tap with OpenAndroMaps and not “what is there”.

    Developer of Elevate mapstyle

    #43083

    JuVan1
    Participant

    It is probably a lack of knowledge, of the data that a map can contain that made me ask this question. It seemed obvious to me that a “What is there” function as its name suggests was intended to provide additional information that are not directly visible on the displayed map. A bit like I said above on the web version of OpenStreetMap.org (PC) where there is a similar function that return a lot of information.
    Sorry I probably miss something.

    #43085
    Tobias
    Tobias
    Moderator

    No need to be sorry, it’s totally OK not to know how apps and maps formats differ. That’s why we explained it :)

    Developer of Elevate mapstyle

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