[OSM-dev] Using Freemap map rendering code for OSM itself
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Mon Mar 27 14:37:48 BST 2006
Some very nice work's been done with SVG but it would also be good to have
'pretty' maps on OSM itself. Would there be interest in using my Freemap
rendering code on the OSM server itself? It needs some work but it would
be a starting point. At the moment it renders many tagged segments and
nodes and also includes NASA SRTM height data.
At the moment it communicates via the API. If it were to go on the main
OSM server, should it continue to communicate via the API, or should it
interact with the database itself?
The code's in PHP, as that is the scripting language I have most
experience with, so if anyone wanted to hack on it they'd need to either
know or be willing to pick up PHP. It uses the GD library to render PNGs.
Another thing I could do is define an XML schema for look and feel, much
as Etienne's done with SVG.
I'll put it in subversion later today. In the meantime, any interest?
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