If you use OSMand find the POI then menu, search by location it displays both the latitude and longitude of the POI these can be cut and pasted in the normal way. This works if you're offline by the way.
So essentially we're saying it's just a matter of documentation. OSMand has the capability to display the lat and long of a poi as well and this can be cut and pasted so it looks as if we can use lat and long as an address system.
I would not agree. It is not the case. Certainly, one can find coordinates of a node, or find them in a link produced in the Share section.
But there is no way to make a single click on a house and get two figures of latitude and longitude to the clipboard, or in a popup message box for copying. Not of a middle of the screen, not as part of an URL, but just of the place of the one click.
I encountered exactly this problem when I was trying to explain a person how to find coordinates for the Upload photo page of Wikimedia. I've made screen shots, where I showed the link from the Share of the OSM and how to cut latitude and longitude of a marker from this URL. It seems relatively simple for me, but this person said, - no it is too complicated and added the photo without coordinates.
If latitude and longitude are to be used as an address system in the regions just getting online, extracting lat and long from the OSM should be in one click on a house while a marker appears on it after the click, and getting a marker back on this house via search on two real numbers separated by coma, semicolon, space, etc.
Il giorno 11 set 2016, alle ore 05:50, Oleksiy Muzalyev [hidden email] ha scritto:
I encountered exactly this problem when I was trying to explain a person how to find coordinates for the Upload photo page of Wikimedia
btw, the coordinates of a photo should be the location from where it was taken, not where it points to/what is on it
You are right. For photos it is clear. Some photo-cameras are even
capable to add coordinates to photos, and then Camera location
lat and lon fields at the Wikipedia upload page are filled in
However, it is not so clear for videos. Wikimedia allows now to
upload HD videos. For example, last weekend I filmed a documentary
video of Fort des Rousses and added it to the Wikipedia page
. It is the second by territory military fort of France, 21 ha,
constructed in the 19th century. I filmed it from the ground walking
around its walls and from the air flying around.
The nearby lake Lac des Rousses  is even larger, 0.9 km2.
My aerial and ground cameras moved around it while filming quite
In such cases I select the middle of the area which was filmed at
the OSM map Share section, copy & paste the link to a text
editor, remove parts of the URL leaving only two real numbers of lat
and lon, and then I add these coordinates manually to the Camera
location lat and lon fields at the Wikimedia upload page. It
requires some additional manual work, a text editor, but it is
doable and even kind of simple. But I could not explain this process
to a non-IT colleague via e-mails even with screen shots.