[OpenStreetMap] #5055: links to osm.org with box=yes no longer show bounding box rectangle

OpenStreetMap trac at noreply.openstreetmap.org
Mon Mar 10 02:44:37 UTC 2014


#5055: links to osm.org with box=yes  no longer show bounding box rectangle
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  Reporter:  aseerel4c26  |      Owner:  rails-dev@…
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  minor        |  Milestone:
 Component:  website      |    Version:
Resolution:  wontfix      |   Keywords:  bbox
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Comment (by cmuelle8):

 May we have any insight as to why this was rejected?  The feature is
 helpful for a lot of cases where a marker won't do.  Take a look at
 www.oldmapsonline.org  -  these all have bounding boxes.  If people want
 to create a link in an attempt to show the same crop of these old maps
 area on osm.org, it's hard to do.  You do not want to setup leaflet for
 every such purpose.

 Google Maps easily shows bbox by submitting a short KML snippet.

 I'd suggest doing it the other way around:  Supporting this feature more
 thoroughly - e.g. by shading everything that is outside the crop area.
 This would benefit changeset bbox view as well..

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