OSM is great! Not only for having a map, but also for routing, and it has a lot of useful information like accessibility of restaurants or whether a restaurant offers vegan meals or has a diaper. I think there is nothing comparable to OSM. When you want to see where to go for a vegan meal, you check
If you are in a wheelchair, you check
If you want to see what is open at the moment, you check
But what if you need a wheelchair and want a vegan meal? Is there a map that shows you restaurants which are accessible with a wheelchair and offer vegan meals? Or you are in a group with a vegan, one person is in a wheelchair and one person with a coeliac disease (cannot eat gluten)? Is there a website to search for such a restaurant? I do not know such a website. I only know websites for restaurants that offer gluten free meals, but they have no further information like vegan meals or accessibility:
[http://www.was-ist-zoeliakie.de/glutenfrei-essen-gehen/](http://www.was-ist-zoeliakie.de/glutenfrei-essen-gehen/) [http://www.cyeweb.eu/gluten-free-maps-europe-beta/](http://www.cyeweb.eu/gluten-free-maps-europe-beta/) [http://www.glutenfrei-unterwegs.de/karte.php](http://www.glutenfrei-unterwegs.de/karte.php)
OSM has all the information (or can have) but there is no website to make full use of it. OsmAnd can filter for what you want and guide you to it.
But there seems to be no website for this. I can use
to search for what I want, but most people are not able to do this.
There are some more maps on websites that show some POI:
[http://unterkunftskarte.de/](http://unterkunftskarte.de/) [http://www.marcusbleil.de/m/](http://www.marcusbleil.de/m/) [http://www.tappenbeck.net/osm/maps/deu/index.php?id=1029](http://www.tappenbeck.net/osm/maps/deu/index.php?id=1029) [http://briefkastenkarte.de/](http://briefkastenkarte.de/)
Why do we have a lot of websites with its own map to display data from the same database and are not able to combine it? I think there once was a website, osm24.eu, but it is offline.
So what is needed, instead of a lot of stand alone websites, is one website where one can select what POI to show, like restaurants, cafés, bakeries, ice-cream parlours … and filter for them, like vegan meals, accessibility, organic, gluten free or anything that is in the OSM database, and show all information of a POI. OSM is a database and we need a good user interface to access this database. It should be easy to use, helpful and with a beautiful design so people would love it. And it should be usable both on big screens and on small like mobile phones. And the best would be to have a routing service, too. Therewith, the public awareness of OSM would grow. Now people would see it jusd as a simple map, like Google Map, and ask “Why should I use OSM instead of Google Maps?”. But OSM can do a lot of things which Google cannot. So we should do it.
Of course not all information about a POI are already in the OSM database, but with a good user interface users will tag more POI with information.