[OSM-dev] Mapnik XML file?

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Sun Sep 9 12:45:47 BST 2007

Andreas Volz wrote:

> What is the current way of changing the Mapnik XML file? I assume at
> first a definition should go its way from proposed feature/icon to the
> map features site. But who does then insert it into the XML file?

No-one, I hope.

I can't stress this enough - there isn't, and shouldn't be, any  
direct link from Map Features to the Mapnik (or any other) layer.

Map Features is about standardised tags. It's not about rendering. If  
we were to include everything on Map Features on the map, it would  
look like a complete dog's breakfast.

What _would_ be cool would be using OpenLayers' layer/icon  
functionality to enable users to toggle POIs on or off (maybe grouped  
into certain sets). I guess this could actually be done live, without  
any intermediate rendering step, just by a little Rails work. But  
please, let's not display them all as standard.

yours cartographically

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