[OSM-talk] Slippy map URLs

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Mon Mar 26 22:55:52 BST 2007

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 12:41:56PM -0000, David Earl wrote:
>> Is there a parameter for the slippy map URL which says which background
>> layer it should use?
>> If I click on View it generates ".../index.html?lat=...&lon=...&zoom=...";
>> what I would really like is
>> ".../index.html?lat=...&lon=...&zoom=...&map=osmarender" or some such. If I
>> want to refer someone to the map, but want to show them features that mapnik
>> hasn't got round to rendering weeks later, I'd like to point them at the
>> osmarender one.
> OpenLayers as of 2.3 has this, but OSM is using an older OpenLayers. I
> sent email to the dev mailing list months ago about how to upgrade (and
> maintain the LikeGoogle layer which is not in SVN trunk due to lack of
> patches/documentation/tests, etc.).

Someone updated it in svn and it was deployed but it limited the zoom 
levels to 15 rather than 17 (IIRC) for some strange reason so it was 
rolled back. Feel free to fix.

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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