david at frankieandshadow.com
Thu Jun 14 19:15:39 BST 2007
> In article <68e55ace0706140830u71ad6781g2fad81c6e6e24eaa at mail.gmail.com>,
> Abigail Brady <morwen at evilmagic.org> wrote:
>> This also happens with heritage railways that have been marked
>> railway=preserved. It's pretty weird to look at. I guess mapnik just
>> wants preserved|narrow_guage adding to its pattern.
> Is there any particular reason why we don't have railway=single and
> railway=double or similar?
> The lack of this causes some problems where the way can either indicate
> a double line out in the open country or a single line in a station
> area: for example look at the centre of Cambridge on the osmarender
> layer and how the sidings are rendered far too heavily:
Indeed. I did it like this because there is a large area of railway
sidings, but in fact there are many more tracks than shown (14 in all, I
think - I put in 6, including the main line and platform 6 and 4
non-public siding lines) it just gives an impression. If it rendered
better, I'd have put more lines in.
> I notice that the tracks= tag isn't mentioned anywhere on the wiki...
Absolutely. This seems like quite a good idea, but if only a small
number of people who happen to have invented it or noticed it do it,
it's a rather pointless non-feature. I'd have used this if it was on
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