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GNOME Maps 3.19.4 Is Out with OpenStreetMap Improvements, Keyboard Navigation Overlay

In this article, we would like to share with our GNOME users the latest features that have been implemented in the GNOME Maps 3.19.4 maps application, which is currently distributed as part of the GNOME 3.19.4 desktop environment released earlier today.

“First release of the year, and what a release! We have so many new contributors, it really warms your heart. And a lot of new stuff added, see below for details,” say the GNOME Maps developers in the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference.

Therefore, among the changes added in GNOME Maps 3.19.4, we can mention the addition of a new keyboard shortcuts overlay (press the F1 key to activate it), roundabout support to route, the addition of a standard GtkButton for marking favorite maps, as well as the ability to export markers.

Additionally, the new milestone towards GNOME Maps 3.20 adds a keyboard shortcut that lets users navigate to the current location (< Primary > + L), implements a graphical user interface for loading and administering shape layers like GeoJSON, or KML if there is support for it in the future, and lets users export markers to PNG.

Bugfixes and updated translations

Several bugs have been fixed in GNOME Maps 3.19.4, such as an issue with the login to your OpenStreetMap account, a problem with the layout of the OpenStreetMap editor, another OpenStreetMap authentication bug, this time related to wrong credentials, and issues with the zoom behavior and drag-and-drop functionality.

Last but not least, the Spanish, Lithuanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Esperanto, Slovak, Norwegian bokmål, Finnish, Czech, Kazakh, and German language translations have been updated.

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