Loading GPS coordinates

Good morning,

I am fairly new to this and have been trawling through the wiki to help me understand how osm works. I have a small database that is full of GPS coordinates. I can happily load osm and put in the gps coordinates manually with the permalink option. Is it possible to load multiple coordinates onto one map with a marker showing the actual gps location? I’m working on a php and javascript page to load the co-ordinates with a marker but not sure how to load multiple locations. I’ve got a small application that stores the coordinates in a mysql database, so ideally i was wanting to load them from mysql onto osm, but I’m struggling to figure out how. I don’t have anything other than LAT and LONG at the moment in the database.

If anyone here could point me in the right direction of how I might be able to achieve this, it would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks,


From your description this sounds much more like an OpenLayers question than a strict OSM query. I suggest that you look at the OpenLayers example page http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/. There are several marker related examples, such as this one: http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/markers.html.

There are quite a apps using OpenLayers with a marker layer and OSM: http://www.livingwithdragons.com/elephants is just one I can think of immediately.