The map is nice, but it’s only a picture, nothing I could really work with.
I’d like to be able to do a search on local stuff like supermarkets, post offices, recycling bins, cellular antennas etc. and read their attached data like opening hours, recycling types or network operator. Now I could open a map, zoom in far enough and load the map data tab, but it doesn’t really work well (inconsistent/unresponsive UI), needless to say that it’s inefficient as hell.
Is there any way to do such a search? Preferably on mobile devices (Android OS) or the web? I’ve been browsing the OSM Wiki but couldn’t find such a thing on a prominent place (like FAQ or beginner’s guide).
If not, what would I need to know and do to set up such a service? (Install PostGIS, regularly load the world data, implement my own search logic and UI… maybe have a super-fast server?)
gosmore crashed the moment I started it (Windows XP).
XAPI looks promising, at least for the DIY part. At least it has an easy API and returns usable data in not-so-bad time. There are requests that take forever, but if you cancel and retry after a few seconds it should work fine. I could overlay the data over the standard map and cobble together a nice Android app I think…