There are a few sites out there (e.g. and that allow the selection and display of a bounding box.

The main OSM site itself used to do this (see trac here), but no longer does - and since routing went live, the last OSM dev site that supported it has gone away.

What I'm looking for is:

  • Something to create a bounding box, that works across platforms and across window managers
  • Something to display a bounding box in the "usual" OSM format (as used by the API etc.)

It'd be nice if it also allowed the display of different tiles too - either layers available on or elsewhere.

asked 20 Feb '15, 12:29

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There’s now a section addressing this on the wiki: Visually defining a bounding box

(04 Sep, 22:53) Andrew Kvalheim

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answered 20 Feb '15, 12:39

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Mine is, but no display.

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answered 30 Apr '15, 18:24

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