Frequently Asked Questions

What is OHAL Directory?

OHAL Directory is a local search site that gathers local information (like business hours) and publishes it on a convenient map interface.

The map shows the open/closed status of the businesses as green and red dots so that the open locations can be seen at a glance.

More about OHAL Directory.

How do I use the site?

You can navigate the site by clicking on the map, using the zoom bar, or entering an address.

You can then hover on a dot to get more information about the place marked by the dot. You can also click on the dot for more details.

Some dots change colors to automatically represent their business hours. These dots will be red when the business is closed and green when the business is open so that you can find their hours more easily.

Can I add things to the map?
Yes, you can add your own dots to the map by clicking on "Add to Map."
Can I add information to an existing dot?
Yes, you can click on the "add to dot" and post your comments about the place marked by the dot.
How can I edit a dot that I've added?
Sign in (if you haven't already) and click on the dot that you want to edit. Then, click on "edit" on the right side of the page.
How can I delete a dot that I've added?
Sign in (if you haven't already) and click on the dot that you want to remove. Then, click on "delete" on the right side of the page.
Can I enter a website or phone number for a dot?
Yes. after you've entered information for a dot, choose "update or enhance this dot." You can enter website address, phone number, and choose a category, if you wish.
Can I upload photos?
Yes. After you've entered information for a dot, choose "update or enhance this dot." You can upload photos there.
How do I move a dot after it's been placed?
Sign in (if you haven't already) and click on the dot that you want to move. Then, click on "move" on the right side of the page.
I used the wrong email address when I registered. Do I need to register again?
No, that's not necessary. You can click on the "My Account" menu item at the top right of the screen and change your email address there.
How do I change my password?
You can click once on the "My Account" menu item at the top right of the screen, then choose the "Change Password" menu item underneath it. You can change your password there.