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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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Interacting with the data

Along the top of the slippy map are the navigation tabs for interacting with the data, or getting more information. We'll cover what most of these do in more detail in later chapters, but following a quick summary:

  • The View tab will take you back to the map viewer, and doubles as a permalink for the current view. Clicking on this tab will reload the current view and make an entry in your browser's history. If you want to use your browser's back and forward buttons to switch between locations, you'll need to do this for each place you want to move between.
  • The Edit tab switches to Potlatch—the online editor for OpenStreetMap. We'll cover this in Chapter 5.
  • The History tab shows a list of recent edits in the area you're looking ...

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