This problem has been bothering me for some time. I was hoping it would just cure itself but it has not.

For several weeks, when working in the neighborhood of 60N,151W (Homer, Alaska), only the longitude displays in the coordinates box when Options>Show Mouse Lat/Lon is selected. Even stranger is that the longitude displays in the bottom box, the opposite of when I am working in Thailand, the eastern hemisphere. Both coordinates display and are correct in Thailand.

I checked a spot in Texas and sure enough, everything works there. Brownsville, Texas, is at about 25N, 98W, and the values are arranged as in Thailand with lat on top, lon on bottom

What's going on?

asked 12 Jan '13, 11:05

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I can reproduce this problem (Firefox on Linux, with Flash plugin 10.3 r183).

The problem seems to occur whenever the longitude has three digits and a minus sign (i.e. if it is < -100). You can nicely see it by going to e.g. 50N,99.5W (enter "50 -99.5" in the search box on the main page), then scrolling to the left. Once the longitude hits -100, the coordinate display is messed up.

This looks like a bug in Potlach. Please file a bug at https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ (for component "potlatch2").

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answered 12 Jan '13, 17:13

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Thanks for the info about Trac. The bug has already been reported: https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4356

It was first reported 9 months ago. AFAIK, nothing has been done about it to date.

(12 Jan '13, 23:21) AlaskaDave
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