[OSM-talk] New Mapnik Style
chillly809 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 15 17:49:46 BST 2008
Patrick Weber wrote:
> Just noticed that the Wednesday Mapnik update has introduced a
> considerable change in cartography style. Seems like lots of changes
> have been applied, which has considerably changed the look of the
> Mapnik Layer. I wondered if there is a summary of changes explained
> somewhere, and even maybe some of the motivations for those changes?
> I really like some of the new POI icons, which seem to be more
> consistent now.
> I am not so shure about the rendering of roads (primary,secondary) at
> Zoom layers 10-11-12. Overall, the contrast of map features seems
> reduced to me. While this can be a good thing if you want to overlay
> other layers of information, on its own, I think it makes it less easy
> on the eye in terms of making out features and so on.
> Anyone else feels like that?
I agree that some of the roads look washed-out. I think part of the
problem is that there doesn't seem to be a casing any more for trunk,
primary and secondary. I do like the icons.
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