Starting early 2013, exports of the “map image” in SVG format have included an enormous gray background object for not just the area local to the export and its immediate surroundings, but for entire continents and megacontinents. So attempted SVG exports of neighborhoods in Bogota are exporting the background object for the Americas; my attempt to export an SVG file for southern St Petersburg, Russia included the background object for Eurasia.
Needless to say, the huge amount of extraneous nodes makes the filesize about 10x what it needs to be, and makes editing very difficult in graphics software like Inkscape. This also presumably increases the load on the server from exports by about 10x too. Is there anything that can be done about this?
Thank you, and apologies if I’m asking in the wrong place.