[OSM-newbies] Adding filter on attributes to the openstreetmap.org interface ...
ve6srv at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 16:52:03 BST 2010
Are you looking to create you own map tiles for personal use, or are
you looking to change the way that the OpenCycleMap looks?
Making your own maps is all up to you, but changing the way that the
OpenCycleMaps look would entail convincing those who run that server
to change the rendering rules.
Given that everyone has different preferences, it can be hard to get
shared map tiles loking just the way you like.
If you are looking to be able to find the ways for editing, try
looking at Merkaartor. It has a set of rendering rules that it uses to
create the map display on the fly. It's pretty cool, as you can create
a rule set to highlight the information of interest to you. It comes
with a couple style sets designed to find specific tags, maxspeed
being one, and lighting being another. I use them to find where these
tags are missing in my area, and add them in.
You could easily write a style set that would highlight the cycle ways
only. You could go as far as setting up the style set to render
exactly what you would like the OpenCycleMap to look like, and then
take a screenshot, and send that to the guys running OpenCycleMap to
show them how much better your rendering is for a cycle map.
There are lots of ways to skin a cat.
On 8/23/10, Daniel Tremblay <tremblad at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not a map specialist. But I like the Openstreetmap concept.
> For the past month, I have been adding details regarding cycleways in my
> area. The new opencyclemap have been generated lately and I must admit that
> I am a little bit disappointed. The major problem is that cycleway=track
> doesn't show on the opencyclemap. Same for bicycle=designated. I've seen
> discussion where that were already exposed and nothing seems to be done.
> I looked at way to do my own rendering of maps. For a non-specialist like
> me, it seems fairly complicated. Even if I spend time to work on it, how
> another non-specialist users will make it through?
> I've come to the conclusion that the tagging I can put there is almost
> unusable by "normal user" like me. Unless ...
> Unless openstreetmap.org website proposes a simple way to filter
> attributes. There could be a "simple filter" and a "advanced filter" about
> the same as what is proposed on JOSM. It could appear when we click on the
> "+" sign (Overlays / Data). As an addition, saving (with cookies to
> simplify things) and sharing (just copy/paste for now would do the job) our
> filters would be great.
> That way, I could filter things like (cycleway=* OR bicycle=designated OR
> bicycle=yes). Those would show greyed on the map (just like when we select
> an area on the map for overlays / data).
> That kind of filter might by usefull for many many needs. Example:
> Just a thought. Just a suggestion. I have no idea what that implied!
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