[OSM-talk] Potlatch 1.3
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Tue Nov 24 22:40:26 GMT 2009
On 23 Nov 2009, at 16:58, Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
> El Lunes, 23 de Noviembre de 2009, Richard Fairhurst escribió:
>> Potlatch now lets you zoom in as far as zoom level 23. Previous
>> versions only went up to z19, and even then with some loss of
>> positional accuracy.
> I can already see the headlines of Potlatch 2.0:
> "Potlatch, now with more resolution than the real world!"
The excellent book 'Map Addict' muses about the ultimate 1:1 map
quoting from a story of 'exactitude in science' from 1946 as follows:
"and so the College of Cartography evolved a Map of the Empire that
was the same scale as the empire and that coincided with it point for
point... succeeding generations came to judge a map of such magnitude
cumbersome, and not without irreverence they abandoned it to the
rigours of the sun and rain'
I am sure that Potlatch 2.x will never be abandoned to the rigours of
the sun and rain (even if Potlatch 1.x does meet that fait ;) )
A thoroughly recommend book. The only heath warning is that the guy
loves the Ordnance Survey and can't bring himself to even mention OSM
- he nearly does but clearly OSM is not a proper map to his mind.
Great work Richard.
> Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>
> Un ordenador no es un televisor ni un microondas, es una herramienta
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