[OSM-talk] differences in how OpenCycleMap renders bicycle parking
shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Fri Oct 23 14:18:30 BST 2009
You need a capacity of at least 20 before it is shown. The reason for
needing a larger number of spaces before it was rendered with a big C
was due to places like http://www.opencyclemap.org/?zoom=18&lat=51.49685&lon=-0.12529&layers=B000
where it would show lots of blue C's beside each other which wasn't
particularly useful when the cycle parking was mapped in detail.
You'll find that a heat map similar to http://www.flickr.com/photos/gravitystorm/3811329030/
would be of far more use to your project.
On 23 Oct 2009, at 13:20, Hillsman, Edward wrote:
> I have a question about how OpenCycleMap renders bicycle parking.
> At this location (central London)
> bicycle parking is rendered as a white “C” on a blue background,
> with the number of spaces (capacity=#) in blue below it. This holds
> at the lowest zoom level that shows bicycle parking, and at all
> higher zoom levels.
> At this location (University of South Florida, Tampa)
> bicycle parking is rendered as only a small blue square-ish dot.
> Again, this holds at the lowest zoom level that shows bicycle
> parking, and at all higher zoom levels.
> Can someone explain the reason for the difference? Is there
> something we can do to get the London-style rendering in Tampa?
> Our university’s bicycle club is interested in mapping the bicycle
> parking on campus and the surrounding area. As the club’s faculty
> advisor I’ve suggested they can do it using OSM. But we really would
> like to see the capacity displayed as in the London example. For
> reasons related to when various parts of the campus were built,
> there appears to be a major imbalance in the availability of cycle
> parking between sections of the campus, and the club would like to
> use the OpenCycleMap to help document this (the university does not
> seem to have data on the number and location of bicycle parking
> spaces on campus). I’m hoping that this effort will get more
> students involved in OSM generally (and thereby get the campus
> mapped more completely). I have the expertise and tools to export
> the data from OSM into something that will render the map the club
> wants, but I think the students will have greater ownership in the
> project if they are able to get that map on their own, without
> faculty technical expertise; so far, none of the students active in
> the club has indicated having this kind of expertise.
> I’d welcome answers to the question, and suggestions.
> Edward L. Hillsman, Ph.D.
> Senior Research Associate
> Center for Urban Transportation Research
> University of South Florida
> 4202 Fowler Ave., CUT100
> Tampa, FL 33620-5375
> 813-974-2977 (tel)
> 813-974-5168 (fax)
> hillsman at cutr.usf.edu
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