[OpenStreetMap] #1612: allow map call spanning 180th meridian

OpenStreetMap trac at noreply.openstreetmap.org
Sun Mar 30 15:46:11 UTC 2014

#1612: allow map call spanning 180th meridian
  Reporter:  robx    |      Owner:  rails-dev@…
      Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  minor   |  Milestone:  Wishlist
 Component:  api     |    Version:
Resolution:          |   Keywords:

Comment (by woodpeck):

 This logic, however, will have to be implemented in *every* software that
 deals with OSM data (e.g. currently, if some program would allow you to
 enter a short line that goes from 179.00 to -179.99, other programs would
 display that as a very long line spanning the globe). Now if we have to
 adapt every program individually anyway, we might as well keep the API
 strict. It's not as if making the change in the API will save the JOSM
 coders or map painters from implementing code on their side too.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/1612#comment:15>
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