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Which frontend do you use for OpenStreetMap on the desktop?

I've only tried the website osm.org and Gnome maps, both of which I found to have usability issues (specifically the search function could be (much) better).

@maltimore For searching i use overpass-turbo's wizard function or osm.org directly if it's an address only. On mobile i use OsmAnd or Organic Maps.

@maltimore there is an osmand+ port to the linux desktop that looks promising, but I've not tried

I want offline vector maps on the laptop, like I have in osmand+ on my phone

@maltimore
mostly #josm to contribute
openrouting service to find de ways,
Marble to enjoy the spheric view

@maltimore
#graphhopper when planning itineraries ( different vehicle types ) + slope/elevation graph)

@maltimore

As a front-end for what? It really depends on what I want to do.

If I have to share something with other people, I've been using #Qwant a lot these days, but more often, I share locations using a geo URL. (That way, the user ends up using whatever preferred app they have in their device).

On osm.org, I use the much cleaner #CyclOSM layer as my default.

@GOwin
thanks for the detailed answer.

What I often want to do is search for a restaurant or cafe or post box in the area.

My post specifically was motivated after I searched on osm.org for a "Cafe" in my neighborhood (having my neighborhood in Berlin focused on the map) and it immediately showed me some place in the Philippines.

@maltimore

hmmm ... "cafe" is really too generic, and you'd end up with too many hits -- but I'm curious how you ended up in the Philippines. 😁

I also like using #OpenStreetBrowser, but it uses the default layer, and doesn't look as slick as Qwant.

example: openstreetbrowser.org/#craft/n

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