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Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Implementing bbox limitation

From: David MENTRE
Subject: Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Implementing bbox limitation
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 11:10:53 +0200

Hello Maxime,

2009/9/8 Maxime Petazzoni <address@hidden>:
> We're going to have the same old degree-to-distance problem here. 1 or 2
> degrees might be good at our latitudes, but the poor guy in Iceland or
> Greenland won't be able to map his garden with that, and the guys from
> Equator will be able to get huge maps.

Why? The surface on the sphere is the same, whatever latitude you are
looking at.

With 1 degree of latitude, you can map Tromse or Reykjavik:

BTW, API is limiting export extends with such span
limitation in degrees. I've never heard it was an issue.


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