[OSM-dev] Status of the WMS interface?
tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Thu Mar 30 00:41:30 BST 2006
Briefly, I think the current rendering code just quits out if you're
zoomed out too far. You can see that streets only kick in on
openstreetmap.org when you're zoomed past a certain level (11 maybe?).
past that level, but I'm pretty sure it's also enforced on the server.
It's just a performance thing, until we have a way to generalise the
streets a bit.
On 3/29/06, Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org> wrote:
> dear all,
> i have some questions about the status and future of OSM's Web Map
> Service, http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/WMS , which i'd like
> to be able to use in a project (fixing up
> http://map.wirelesslondon.info which right now uses a *really old*
> version of the data available through the API, with some streetname
> annotations we added ourselves, back in July before the tagging
> interface was available and stable.
> This came up on irc.oftc.net#geo a few weeks ago now, and i got the
> impression then that there was a layer with streets available from the
> WMS service. Looking at the GetCapabilities response, there's a layer
> named 'streets' and another named 'streets2'
> When i request them, though, i just get back a blank image, i wondered
> if this was a transparency issue, but when i request the landsat
> layer as well (that should produce a composite, right?) i only get the
> landsat layer back, e.g.
> Am i missing something really obvious? :/
> I understand that OSM has many priorities higher than this :)
> But i would really appreciate a quick braindump/wikidump on what the plans
> for the WMS service are, how fragile that URL is going to be in the
> future, and how it's possible, if desirable, to offer help.
> best wishes,
> dev mailing list
> dev at openstreetmap.org
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