[OSM-dev] improving osmarender

Tom Higgy higgy at bandnet.org
Mon Jan 8 22:28:46 GMT 2007

Looks like I sent this to the wrong list the first time. Sorry, folks.

Tom Higgy wrote:
> Johann Gail wrote:
>> Tom Higgy schrieb:
>>> Another thing I'd like to see, if anyone can come up with a solution, 
>>> is where road names don't fit within the length of the road. Most 
>>> renderers would not render the road name rather than make a mess.
>>> Is it possible to have osmarender hide the road names if they won't fit?
>> Wouldn't it be a better solution to scale down the names for fitting in the available space. Most renderers deliver vektor graphics, so the user can zoom in.
> That's true for displaying vector graphics but for something like 
> tiles at home the data is stored as a PNG file. In this case it's difficult 
> to make text smaller so it'll fit and be large enough to read it at all.
> You can see what I mean here: 
> http://dev.openstreetmap.org/~ojw/Browse/?x=16205&y=10752&z=15&tileset=0

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