[OSM-dev] MAPNIK - proposal to drop rendering of underground railway lines
frederik at remote.org
Wed May 16 15:54:21 BST 2007
> 2) They are not helpful as a navigational or locational aid
> 3) They impede the use of the map as a navigational aid
> 4) They are very innacurate, non-geometrical approximations,
> derived from the location of stations
When traveling to places where subways exist, I cherish maps that at
least have a hint of which stations are connected to which - that
gives you an instant idea where you can get from somewhere, and is
much more helpful than just having symbols for subway stations and
then I have to consult a special underground line map.
So I don't exactly understand what you mean by "impeding the use of
the map as a navigational aid", but for me, undergrund rail lines on
a map are helpful for navigating unknown cities.
Which doesn't mean we need to keep them at all costs, but if a way
could be found to keep them and change their look so that you only
really see them if you look for them...?
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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