[OSM-talk] Comparing Google and OSM
grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 10:43:41 BST 2007
On 10/20/07, Paul <mylists at wilsononline.id.au> wrote:
> On 20/10/2007 8:49 AM, Thomas Wood wrote:
> > I've put together an OpenLayers page which overlays the Google Hybrid
> > transparent map layer over the top of OSM Mapnik/Osmarender.
> > I hope this will assist some with the comparison of OSM completeness etc.
> > It's been tested under FF2, Opera, Safari (on windows), and IE7. It
> > does not function with IE6 due to the alpha transparency of the png
> > that I use to dim the background with.
> > http://ge.pythonmoo.co.uk/maps/osm-ghyb.htm
> > Example of London:
> > http://ge.pythonmoo.co.uk/maps/osm-ghyb.htm?zoom=6&lat=6770485.07813&lon=29351.8125&layers=TB0
> > Thanks to Christopher Schmidt for an OpenLayers patch to allow Google
> > to use custom layers, allowing me to publish this tool without
> > Hope this is of use.
> Just curious is the tile set you are using updated weekly etc.. as I can see some missing
> tiles near the work I'm doing in Orange, NSW , Aust.
> Also Permlink doesn't seem to work, but this is a good benchmark view thanks
I'm using the standard OpenLayers Permalink/ArgsParser controls, the
latter doesn't appear to function under safari, I'll add a little php
to drop the arguments into the js directly.
I'm using the standard OSM tilesets.
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