The osm directive is supplied by the osm plugin.

This directive inserts an OpenStreetMap map onto a page. It is typically combined with the waypoint directive to add points to the map.


[[!osm ]]
[[!waypoint  lat="45°30N" lon="73°40W" name="My city" tag="city"]]

The osm directive will display the actual map, while the waypoint directive adds waypoints to the map.

The above can also be shortened as:

[[!waypoint  lat="45°30N" lon="73°40W" name="My city" tag="city" embed]]

The tag is also taken from the tags elsewhere in the page, so the above is equivalent to:

[[!waypoint  lat="45°30N" lon="73°40W" name="My city" embed]]
[[!tag  city]]

The icon is also taken from the tag if attached to the tag page as icon.png (default, modifiable)..

map display

  • map - map to display, defaults to "map"
  • zoom - the level to zoom to on the OSM map
  • loc - lattitude and longitude of the map center
  • lat - lattitude
  • lon - longitude
  • editable - add edit controls in a separate layer
  • right - float the map right
  • left - float the map left (default)
  • width - width of the map
  • height - height of the map


Waypoints can be added to any page. By default the waypoint takes the name of the page, which allows you to easily tag pages and make them appear on the central map.

Waypoints, by default, show up as a image (the icon parameter) link to the main map (or the map parameter provided). That markup can be hidden with the hidden parameter.

  • name - the name of this point, defaults to the page name (!) must be unique, otherwise later incantation will overwrite previous ones.
  • map - the map to add the point to (defaults to "map")
  • desc - description to embed in the map
  • loc - lattitude and longitude
  • lat - lattitude
  • lon - longitude
  • tag - the type of points, maps to an icon in the osm_types array
  • hidden - do not display the link to the map (will not affect embed)
  • icon - URL to the icon to show in the link to the map and within the map
  • embed - embed the map display alongside the point, in which case the regular arguments to the map display can be used


If two pages with waypoints have a link between them, that link will magically show up on the map. Now how awesome is that?