OpenStreetMap

export/share coordinates

Posted by james_7114737 on 11 September 2013 in English (English)

Greetings,

I often generate static maps (.png) for offline use, but I also need the coordinates of the bounding box for it to be useful.

Any thoughts on this issue: https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4939

Some possible ways forward for this:

  • These coordinates could just to be displayed in the web page for the generated image, so that someone generating an image will know what they are.

  • Or if the server side code and configuration still supports it, a link to the old web page could provide this desired capability with minimal fuss. Is it still available and I have missed it?

  • Or embed the coordinates in the metadata for the image file. For .png, it could be added into the Comment field. http://www.w3.org/TR/PNG/#11textinfo

While on the topic, the openstreemap.org copyright should probably be included in generated images...

CU, james

Comment from HannesHH on 11 September 2013 at 09:14

I absolutely agree that they should be brought back. I was just looking for them feeling really dumb.

This is the mapper/developer oriented frontend to the OSM data. It makes no sense to remove features like this.

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