My objective is to create map of San Francisco, specifically [-122.5145, 37.8092, -122.3716, 37.7085].
Using my (older, 1.8) version of qgis and the open layers plugin, I can find the San Francisco area. I simply wish to export the area bounded by the lat/lon coordinates above to an image file!
Its worth noting that on the openstreetmap site, I'm able to export the bounding box (via the Overpass API only), but the file is nearly 400MB.
Clicking the share icon on openstreetmap does allow me to download an image file. This is exactly what I am trying to do. HOWEVER, clicking on the manual selection box only allows the user to draw the area. I cannot manually specify the bounding box coordinates as I can when exporting the .osm file.
How can I get only the data within the bounding box ?