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NAME - Download map tiles from OpenStreetMap

 --lat=49.5611:49.6282 --lon=10.951:11.0574 --zoom=13:14 --link='' --loadtilelist=filename


       This script downloads all map tiles from an OpenStreetMap tile server
       for some geographic region in a range of zoom levels.  The PNG images
       of the tiles are stored in a directory tree that mirrors the paths from
       the server.

       A bounding box of geographic coordinates and a range of zoom levels
       must be selected by command line options.


       Command line options may be abbreviated as long as they remain

       At least either "--latitude", "--longitude", and "--zoom" or "--link"
       must be specified.

       Selects the latitude of the bounding box of coordinates to download.
       May be one single real value or two real values separated by a colon in
       the range "-85.0511..85.0511".  If given only one value, just the tile
       (or row of tiles) at this latitude will be downloaded.

       Default: none

       Selects the longitude of the bounding box of coordinates to download.
       May be one single real value or two real values separated by a colon in
       the range "-180.0..180.0".  If given only one value, just the tile (or
       column of tiles) at this longitude will be downloaded.

       Default: none

       Selects the range of zoom levels to download the map tiles for.  May be
       one single integer value or two integer values separated by a colon.
       OpenStreetMap supports zoom levels in the range 0..18.  (This depends
       on the base URL and is not enforced by this script.)

       Note that the number of tiles to download grows by a factor of up to
       four with each zoom level.

       Default: none

       An URL selecting "--latitude", "--longitude", and "--zoom" in one
       argument.  The idea is to select the current view of OSM's slippy map
       by its permalink.

       The argument to "--link" must be an URL containing the HTTP options
       "?lat=s&lon=s&zoom=s".  (Actually, the base URL will be ignored.)  The
       script chooses a box around the latitude and longitude options.  The
       size of the box depends on the zoom option.

       If combined with "--latitude", "--longitude", or "--zoom", these
       explicitly specified values override the implicitly specified values
       from "--link".

       Default: none

       The base URL of the server to download the tiles from.

       Default: <> (This is the base URL for the
       Mapnik tiles.)

       The directory where the tiles will be stored.  The PNG files will be
       stored as "dir/zoom/x/y.png".

       Default: The current working directory.

       Do not write any diagnostic messages.  Only fatal errors will be

       Do not download any tiles at all, but write a list of tiles as selected
       by other command line options to the file named "filename".  See "TILE
       LISTS" below.

       Read a list of tiles to download from the file "filename".  See "TILE
       LISTS" below.


       Select the region of interest in OSM's slippy map and follow the
       permalink in the lower left of the window.  Lets assume this permalink
       to be
 --link='' --zoom=5:18

       will download all tiles from zoom level 5 to 18 for this region.


       A list of tiles may be stored to and retrieved from external files
       using the "--dumptilelist" and "--loadtilelist" command line options.
       A set of tiles may be selected using the command line options
       "--latitude", "--longitude", "--zoom", and "--link" and written to a
       file specified with "--dumptilelist".  This list may be read at a later
       date using the "--loadtilelist" option.

       This may be useful to postpone the download of the tiles, to edit the
       list of tiles, or to use some external tool to generate this list.

       The tile lists are read and written in YAML format.  Please note that
       this is an experimental feature in the current version.  The file
       format is not considered stable yet.  There is no guarantee that a list
       of tiles generated by one version of this script may be read in by a
       future version.


           These environment variables can be set to enable communication
           through a proxy server.  This is implemented by LWP::UserAgent.


       ·   Ranges in the command line options must always be increasing.
           While this is considered a feature for "--latitude" and "--zoom",
           it means that it is impossible for a range in the "--longitude"
           argument to cross the 180 degree line.  A command line option like
           "--longitude=179.5:-179.5" will not work as one should expect.

       ·   The bounding box selected by the "--link" command line option does
           not always correspond to the current view in the slippy map.  The
           problem is that the permalink from the slippy map only contains one
           position and not the bounds of the current view.  The actual view
           of the slippy map depends on many factors, including the size of
           the browser window.  Thus, there is not much that can be done about
           this issue.




       Rolf Krahl <>


       Copyright (C) 2008-2010 by Rolf Krahl

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