Systematic Maps - OSM/BKG Help

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OSM/BKG Germany - Help

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(1) Land Use & Topo Maps


(2) OpenStreetMap / Google / Bing


See also: OSMC at for walking and topographical maps. Other layers include OpenStreetBrowser, EU Public Transport, historic Ordnance Survey and layers for contours and other services.

(3) Franson GPS or WiFi Position

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Press 'Locate' and browser positioning will try to ascertain your position based on WiFi signals. You will need to give permission for browser positioning. If found, the position is displayed with a blue marker.

Franson provides tools in GPSGate to allow web pages to read the position from a GPS connected to a local computer in a safe and controlled way.

You need to make sure that you have GpsGate 2.6 or later installed, and have "GPS in Browser" added as an Output. You also need a built-in GPS or a GPS connected to your computer and GpsGate must be running. Alternatively you can use the software to simulate routes if no GPS feed is available.

GPS in browser works with any browser that handles javascripts. It is tested on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Opera Mobile on Windows Mobile / Pocket PC.



(4) Email Positions

You can also email the positions of the markers for future reference:


(5) Weather & Wikipedia

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Local weather and up to twenty Wikipedia entries within a radius of fifteen kilometres will be displayed at the bottom of the map. You can also clear or update the entries based on the current centre of the map.


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OSM/BKG maps with:

Search place or post code
Find current location
Live GPS signals
Load different layers
Email current position
Current weather
Twenty Wikipedia links
Bing and Google links
Geohack links to other maps