[OSM-talk] Static maps using the new export function
tom at acrewoods.net
Fri Apr 25 12:13:25 BST 2008
On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:03:46 +0100, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
> In message <8634cccecf1f29c15265434c22eb5a85 at acrewoods.net>
> Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:
>> I can't see an obvious way to do this, maybe I just need to dig around
>> the code behind the export tab, but is it possible to already do
>> similar to the Google static maps feature, i.e. allow people to just
>> specify a URL in an img tag and have the static image with optional
>> automatically created?
>> If not, how much work would it be & how hard?
> There is a way to do it, as a little exploration of the export feature
> would doubtless show, but I don't want people doing that sort of thing
> as it is not designed to support that sort of load. At the moment
> there are no technical restrictions, but if it becomes a problem then
> there will be.
OK, thanks for letting me know.
> Is an OpenLayers slippy map pointed at our tile server not better there?
I think so, but I suppose it's another technical hurdle and static images
would be much easier for a lot of people. Something for the future, then.
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