[OSM-newbies] How does Mapnik know which nodes are "important"?
kelly.terry.jones at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 00:36:41 GMT 2007
This OSM map:
displays San Francisco and Los Angeles, but not the smaller city of
San Diego, even though San Diego is in the clip area.
How does Mapnik know which nodes are more important than others? In
other words, how does Mapnik decide which nodes to render?
If OSM could impose an "importance ordering" on all nodes, we might be
able to generate maps very efficiently in real-time using QuadTiles.
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