[Tilesathome] School areas and icons
chillly809 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 25 21:30:50 BST 2008
I've just taken a close look at a re-rendered tile. All of the
school areas have an extra icon on them. I have carefully added a node
for the position of the school building on the site where I can. This
generates the icon in the right place. Now there is an extra icon added
by the OSMARender. I think this is not the right approach.
In the past there was a lot of discussion about automatically adding a
car park icon. The car park icon can be placed arbitrarily and it will
make sense, but a school icon is different. There is potentially an
area with a school building on it. The school building is rarely in the
centre of the area, so placing an icon in the correct place adds value,
automatically adding the icon in the wrong place reduces value.
I cannot draw the outline of the actual building because the Yahoo
resolution is much too low. My icon positioning is approximate, but
much better than an automatic one.
Please can we go back to only drawing an icon where there is a specific
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