[OSM-talk] "Crudely-drawn pint glasses"
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Wed Jan 30 12:25:25 GMT 2008
>Anther solution would be on-demand mapping: the renderers, in whatever
>falvour, are online somewhere and you go through a dialogue to decide on
>an area, choose your features and then get a custom map back a short
>while later - either on screen or as a PDF or whatever.
Sounds a good idea. An "OSMcustommaps.org" or similar could be created, a
user could sign up and specify their preferences, write a Mapnik XML file
specific to that user and issue them with an ID, then a user could have
their custom rendered style simply by requesting tiles off that server.
Since most people probably want the standard OSM maps, it would have
relatively low levels of use, so I can't see bandwidth being a major
issue - particularly if caching occurs.
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