New version 2.1.4

I got aware of two serious bugs (thanks to the users Rostranimin and Mar4s), which were fixed in this release:
* In the 'Map View Toolbox' you couldn't remember your decision, this would result in an unusable OpenStreetBrowser on next load.
* Many objects (like road-routes or boundaries) resulted in error messages of OpenStreetBrowser -> There was a problem when I imported the database, some objects were inserted to the wrong tables. Fixed by now.
There were some more changes, including:

New version 2.1.3

This new version includes mostly bugfixes and updates to translations. Some notable changes:
* The "autozoom" behaviour has been improved (when you activate an object, it no longer zooms out to zoom level 15) - at least if the new object is fully inside the new view port.
* There were quite some improvements to the Permalink: The list of open categories is still added to the Permalink if they are not visible (e.g. while you inspect an object). Also the current object is written to the Permalink, like "".
* If you calculate a navigation route please note that the service from Cloudmade is used (which is now noted in the routing information).
* There were quite a lot of improvements to the Polish, Greek and Asturian translations, thanks again for your contributions.

Christmas Map

You might not have noticed, there's a Christmas Map in OpenStreetBrowser, showing christmas markets and christmas trees. Do you have ideas what else should we show on this map? Add Map

New version 2.1.2

This new version adds support for two new languages, Polish and Catalan. There were also many, many updates to the Greek and Italian translation. Thanks to all contributors for your constant activity! There are also some minor bugfixes again. If you find bugs or have ideas for improvements, please post them here: Github Issues or OSM Wiki.

New version 2.1.1

Only two days since version 2.1.0 and already a new version. Due to the short time not much has changed, just a couple of bugfixes. And a new language: Greek. Thanks for the contribution. The most notable change is, that objects with low importance are not listed in high zoom levels in the categories - this produced long waiting times and a high load on the server.

New version 2.1

Finally, version 2.1 is available on (short: - at least if the name server updates already got distributed to your browser. There were many changes like an integrated translation system, movable windows (e.g. for the category information), talk pages for categories and so on. Many of those features were already discussed in detail on this blog earlier.

New version 2.0.8

The last version of the 2.0 series has been released! Expect the new version 2.1 to appear on the main page in a week or so.
In the current version there were mostly bugfixes and some code cleanup, but finally I made another attempt to get displaying of place names better.

New development version 2.1-pre3

On a new development version is available. Most changes were only bugfixes, like the icon chooser in the category editor which was next to unusable. But there are also some new features, e.g. a "debug toolbox" (enable it in the Options) which shows the status of the basemap tiles (later there will be more options). There were also updates to the new Translation system, it's now possible to add new tag-values (but not new tags right now) - please do so! Oh, and there were already updates to Czech language in the new system :)

Vandalism on OpenStreetBrowser

Sorry that most main categories were not available for a couple of hours today, but a user had vandalized them (as you can see in the Recent Changes on the developer version). A good reason to code a restore function, which was done in half an hour or so. Finally no harm was done as I could restore the old versions. The restore function will be available in 2.1-pre3. Have fun!

Version 2.1-pre2 available as developer version

1½ weeks passed, many things changed on the developer version, still available on I finally managed to implement talk-pages for categories (and later much more), you'll find them in the category info window. You can use WikiCreole markup to post your comments. In 'Recent Changes' (available under the links in the lower left) you can find the history of changes on categories and talk pages.

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