[OSM-talk] topomaps (was Re: Culvert and average contributor)
cartinus at xs4all.nl
Fri Aug 27 10:15:20 BST 2010
On Friday 27 August 2010 05:34:00 John F. Eldredge wrote:
> That is, indeed, a highly detailed map, but since it doesn't show elevation
> contours (or at least not any visible at maximum zoom from my phone's
> browser), it would not be classified as a topographical map. By
> definition, a topographical map shows the three-dimensional topography of
> an area.
So if you view the same area in the cyclemap it would suddenly become a
topographical map, because the cyclemap has contourlines. Except that you
still would not see them, because that area is as flat as a pancake. It used
to be a swamp, before it was made into farmland.
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