So, here's my use case. I am at home and I want to take my bike to go some place across the city.
1. I open the Map app. I think it's probably opening on this space (around where I live), because I checked this out before. So far so good I guess.
2. I search for the place that I want to go to. Place d'Italie.
For reference, here's what a search query on OSM provides: https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=Place%20d%27Italie#map=16/48.8309/2.3559
Place d'Italie is the kind of place that you should be able to find easily.
It is in a major urban area (Paris).
It has metro and bus stations, bike sharing points, etc.
It has businesses, cafés, restaurants, etc.
Yet. This is what I get in the Map app, including the fill list of results. And no option maybe to get more results or provide feedback on the results.
I really don't understand how that's possible and can't believe this is an exceptional case. This is my regular user experience.
@popolon I don't understand your comment. I like having most of the interface actually showing the map, that's what i'm looking for.
Plenty of space in the search bar for entering queries and it's in a place where i immediately see it.
@popolon Why would you want full width? You would lose the benefit of a centered element easy to spot, and you don't need that much space for these search queries. Anyway, compared to not having search results at all your issue seem very minor. Not very interested in pursuing this to improve Gnome Apps and provide feedback to the devs.
@popolon The comparison has its limits. The URL bar is many things in the browser (and needs more space because URL can be very long in many cases).
That said, the URL bar in my Firefox is the same as in Gnome Maps: not full width and centered.
From a quick search online: same in Safari, same in Chrome OS.
@hugo Mh, interesting that this gets different results than openstreetmap.org. This is not an offline app but just a viewer for the online tile layer, right? (So I'd expect them to just call the same places search api that the website does. 🤔)
That said, openstreetmap.org has never been great for searching things for me either. Often returning results in the US before the one right next to where I was searching from.
@Bubu I'm told the relevant search engine is Photon (see https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-maps/-/issues/172) but I have no idea.
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