[OpenStreetMap] #5060: Links to osm.org with a bbox and box=yes no longer draw the bounding box on the map

OpenStreetMap trac at noreply.openstreetmap.org
Fri Dec 6 13:42:29 UTC 2013


#5060: Links to osm.org with a bbox and box=yes no longer draw the bounding box on
the map
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 Reporter:  Robert Whittaker  |      Owner:  rails-dev@…
     Type:  defect            |     Status:  new
 Priority:  minor             |  Milestone:
Component:  website           |    Version:
 Keywords:  bbox              |
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 Before the recent UI change, links such as
 http://www.openstreetmap.org/?minlon=0.8969&minlat=52.3616&maxlon=1.1020&maxlat=52.3865&layers=C&box=yes
 containing box=yes would display a yellow/orange rectangle on the screen
 corresponding to the bounding box given in the link.

 The outline rectangle is no longer drawn. This functionality was useful
 for people wanting to provide a link to a specific area in a wider
 context, rather than just a single point. (The latter can be achieved with
 a marker positioned using mlat=* and mlon=* in the URL, but there's now no
 way to do the former.) The loss of this functionality will degrade the
 value of existing bookmarks and links that people have created. It will
 also make linking to OSM less favourable, loosing us valuable exposure.
 Therefore the functionality should be restored.

 The ability to draw such boxes on the map is still present in the code
 (e.g. in the changeset and history views) so it should just be a matter of
 interpreting the box=yes part of URL.

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Ticket URL: <https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/5060>
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