[OSM-dev] MAPNIK - proposal to drop rendering of underground railway lines

Nick Black nickblack1 at gmail.com
Wed May 16 16:16:58 BST 2007

On 5/16/07, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> > 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.

That's a valid point, but perhaps this is more of a case for either:

* An overlay layer
* A specialist tourist 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...?
> Bye
> Frederik
> --
> Frederik Ramm  ##  eMail frederik at remote.org  ##  N49°00.09' E008°23.33'

Nick Black
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