WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin with fullscreen released

After a break during summer a new release of WP OSM Plugin is released. Here are the features:

  • Fullscreen map in your blog (via this button in the map [] )
  • fix of “undefined” marker at widgets
  • fix of missing marker in the widget at some installations
  • latest OpenLayers version (V10.1)

Get the butten for the fullscreen like this:

[*osm_map_v3 map_center="42.124,15.501" zoom="12" width="100%" height="450" marker_latlon="42.11981,15.50389" marker_name="mic_green_pinother_02.png" control="fullscreen"]

Click on this button in the map to get fullscreen:

And use this argument in your shortcode:


Looking forward your feedback:



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FullScreen Map in WordPress with WP OSM Plugin

After quite a long time we are going to release WordPress OSM Plugin 3.4 in October. One of the new features is the fullscreen map:

You get a new button in your map to get the fullscreen map, just click on it in the map!


Just let us know on our new hanblog – facebook site, if you like this feature.


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WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin OSM is now on facebook

It took some time, but you can find a site for the WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin now also on facebook. It’s not perfectly prepared yet – but started. Feel free to give us a like to show it should continue:

WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin on facebook

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Translations for WordPress OpenStreetMap / OpenSeaMap Plugin

The latest version of WordPress OSM Plugin brings two topics which were driven by Marc:

  • French translations
  • moving icon when you zoom in / out

Thanks a lot to Marc.

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WordPress OpenStreetMap / OpenSeaMap Plugin OSM V3.3 released

The latest version of WP OSM Plugin focused on changing technology to cover features of mobile devices and simplify the shortcode. Features of the latest versions are:

  • display KML files with osm_map_v3 shortcode
  • Possibility to disable ajax by define
  • Set your preferred location for geotagger as define
  • Update to OpenLayers 3.5

Display KML files with osm_map_v3 shortcode

The shortcode of the WP OSM Plugin detects the filetype of GPX and KML file:

GPX-file in OpenSeaMap:
[*osm_map_v3 map_center="52.628,5.291" zoom="9" type="OpenSeaMap" width="75%" height="330" file_list="../../../../wp-content/uploads/osm_map/OpenStreetMap_GPX_red.gpx"]
<=remove the “*”
KML-file in OpenStreetMap:
[*osm_map_v3 map_center="38.713,-9.136" zoom="16" width="75%" height="300" map_border="thin solid orange" theme="ol_orange"  file_list="../../../../wp-content/uploads/osm_map/OSM_01_red.kml, ../../../../wp-content/uploads/osm_map/OSM_01_black.kml" file_color_list="red,black"]
<=remove the “*”

Possibility to disable ajax by define

It has been reported that some user got the error:
You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/post.php on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

There are many possible reasons, most time it’s related to the .htaccess file. We do not want to make any security advices, but we provide a define to disable ajax for WP OSM Plugin only:

  1. go to the folder wp-content/plugins/osm
  2. open file osm-config-sample.php
  3. change and save
      // replace >True< with >False< if you want to disable it
      define (“OSM_enable_Ajax”, True);
      // replace >True< with >False< if you want to disable it
      define (“OSM_enable_Ajax”, False);
Important: This setting is deleted after WP OSM Plugin update. You have to reset it after update!

Set your preferred location for geotagger as define

You can also preset the start location of the maps in geotagger and shortcode generator. Eg to set it for Hamburg:
  1. go to the folder wp-content/plugins/osm
  2. open file osm-config-sample.php
  3. change and save
      // change them for shortcode generatgor & geotagger
      // to your location
    define (“OSM_default_lat”, 48.856614);
      define (“OSM_default_lon”, 2.352222);
      // change them for shortcode generatgor & geotagger
      // to your location
    define (“OSM_default_lat”, 53.551085);
    define (“OSM_default_lon”, 9.993682);
Let us know which feature you want next – here.
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Preview: WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin OSM with OpenLayers 3 for GPX with Waypoints

WordPress 4.2 will be released very soon and the WP OSM Plugin is prepared quite well and will release with V3.2 by the end of next week. Main work of the last weeks is to bring whole functionality to OpenLayers 3 library and improve performance and usability.

Handling of KML and GPX files will be improved and GPX files also support waypoints. A map with 3 GPX files and 2 waypoints in each of them will be integrated with this shortcode:

[*osm_map_v3 map_center="52.862,5.437" zoom="9" width="100%" height="500" map_border="medium solid blue" file_list="../../../../wp-content/uploads/osm_map/OpenStreetMap_GPX_red.gpx,../../../../wp-content/uploads/osm_map/OpenStreetMap_GPX_green.gpx,../../../../wp-content/uploads/osm_map/OpenStreetMap_GPX_blue.gpx" file_color_list="red,green,blue"]

This shortcode generates the following map. Click on the waypoints to get the names:

> Let us know if you want to make Beta-tests! <



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blumax GPS Logger in Ubuntu 14.04 Linux als GPX Datei auslesen und komprimieren

Auf Reisen sind GPS Logger eine feine Sache, man kann damit Fotos georeferenzieren oder Routen aufzeichnen und in einer Karte darstellen. Der blumax GPS Logger ist viele Jahr alt und wird mit dem Standard Chipsatz auch unter Ubuntue 14.04 zum Auslesen der GPS Daten als GPX-file unterstützt.

blumax 4043 GPS Logger

blumax 4043 GPS Logger

Der Schalter am GPS-Logger muß in der Stellung >LOG< sein

Kommando zum Auslesen unter Linux Ubuntu ohne löschen:

sudo gpsbabel -t -w -i mtk -f /dev/ttyUSB0 -o gpx -F MyFile.gpx

Kommando zum Auslesen und löschen:

sudo gpsbabel -t -w -i mtk,erase -f /dev/ttyUSB0 -o gpx -F out.gpx

Für eine Reise von Bagdogra nach Darjeeling in Indien sieht ein einzelner trackpoint im 1.6 MB großen GPX file so aus:

  <trkpt lat="26.699590668999999" lon="88.319783779000005">

Für die Darstellung in der Karten werden aber nur lat und lon benötigt und rot verursacht lediglich ladezeit, daher werden diese Bereich gelöscht:

cat Input.gpx | grep -v -E '<speed>|<fix>|<ele>|<time>' > Output.gpx

Damit sinkt die Filegröße von 1.6MB auf 607kB. Mit GPSBabel werden nun Punkte aus dem File entfernt die Näher als 10m aneinander liegen:

gpsbabel -i gpx -f Input_grep.gpx -x position,distance=10m -o gpx -F Outpu.gpx

Damit wird die Datei nochmals von 607kB auf 268kB optimiert und sieht in der OpenStreetMap Karte wie folgt aus:

WP OSM Plugin shortcode:

[*osm_map_v3 map_center="26.881,88.28" zoom="11" width="60%" height="630" map_border="medium solid red" file_list="../../../../wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/04/India_Bagdogra_Darjeeling_opt_01.gpx" file_color_list="red"]]
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WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin OSM released with basemap and OpenSeaMap in OpenLayers 3

The version WP OSM Plugin V3.1.1 supports to set markers in OpenSeaMap and basemap with OpenLayers 3 technology. Of course OpenStreetMap is included as well 😉


[*osm_map_v3 map_center="45.63,13.62" zoom="11" width="100%" height="450" map_border="2px solid red" marker_latlon="45.63083,13.62928" marker_name="mic_orange_sailing_1.png" type="OpenSeaMap"]

BaseMap for Austria:

[*osm_map_v3 map_center=”47.8,13.045″ zoom=”16″ width=”100%” height=”450″ map_border=”2px solid grey” marker_latlon=”47.79784,13.04535″ marker_name=”mic_black_pinother_02.png” type=”basemap_at”]


[*osm_map_v3 map_center="47.8,13.045" zoom="16" width="100%" height="450" map_border="2px solid grey" marker_latlon="47.79784,13.04535" marker_name="mic_black_pinother_02.png"]


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Preview to WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin OSM V3.2 with OpenLayers 3

The WordPress OpenStreetMap Plugin OSM is based on OL (OpenLayers) and includes version 2 and 3. Up to OSM version 3.1 only the geotag widget used the latest technology of OL3. The upcomming version 3.2 will provide the new library also for simple markers like a POI at  Casa die Giulietta in Verona / Italy. The new library is prepared for mobile devices – on sample ist to rotate the map. On the mobile device simple with two fingers on the screen or with [Alt]+[Shift]+drag:

You get this:

Rotate stamen and OpenStreetMap with OpenLayers 3

Rotate stamen and OpenStreetMap with OpenLayers 3



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