[OSM-dev] Tiles with data, but without ways

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Wed Jan 31 14:09:25 GMT 2007

Jochen Topf wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 09:31:38PM +0000, 80n wrote:
>> On 1/22/07, Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think this would be better, but I think we should do away with the
>>> label "debug". I'd like osmarender to render segments without ways as
>>> something like a grey dashed line. That looks unfinished and it would
>>> give a much better impression as to the state of the map.
>>> Is there any good reason why you would *not* want to display such
>>> segments?
>> The problem with rendering segments in Osmarender is that people are less
>> inclined to make them into ways and tag them if they show up anyway.
> I disagree. I think people would be *more* motivated to add tags if
> they see that there is something there already, but they want their
> street to show up properly with names and colors for primary roads etc.
> Also I think it is harder to start your mapping in an area where there
> is nothing, because you'll think it is futile anyway. But if you see a
> start somewhere you might be induced to help adding to it.

Did this happen? I.e. does osmarender now render unwayed segments in
dashed grey? When will they start showing on the osmarender layer of the
slippy map?


Robert (Jamie) Munro

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