[OSM-dev] share map - image coordinates not displayed on OSM website

James james_7114737_canada_inc at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 26 02:50:03 UTC 2013


For anyone who is interested in the technical issue as stated by
Frederick, http://www.imagemagick.org/script/perl-magick.php would
probably provide an API to generate a single image from the map tiles. 

Sorry Frederik I misunderstood your intent for this list. I appreciate
your effort on this issue. At the moment, I prefer to not create my own
website for the serving of OpenStreetMap data. 

IMHO the OpenStreetMap website is the correct place to display the map
image coordinates unless they plan on obsolescing the static map image
generation feature altogether. Using the same bounding box selection for
Export or for Share would be the trivial solution from a UI perspective.


-----Original Message-----
From: Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>
To: dev at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] share map - image coordinates not displayed on
OSM website
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:57:12 +0200
Mailer: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130510


   it was me who suggested you take this to the dev list:

On 10/25/2013 08:47 AM, James wrote:
> Is there a way to bring coordinates back for sharing? Ticket already
> raised below.
> https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/5018

In fact the reason I said that was not that I believed we'd find great
ways to bring back the coordinate display on the image export - I
thought that maybe we could help you deal with the problem in another way!

So your issue is this (for those who don't want to go through the trac

You want to have a web site where users can generate a large "static
map" image to use in an application of yours. Users would save the image
from their web browser and then load it into the application, manually
telling the application about the coordinates of the image so it can be
displayed correctly.

I was thinking, maybe you can get this done with standard tiles instead
of some kind of exprt/static map interface. For example, see this
minimal OpenLayers example (please do not point your users there, it is
only meant as a temporary demonstration URL):


It shows the full extent of the map just below it. Maybe you could make
a page like that for your users, and have them take a screenshot of that
map and download it?


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