[OSM-dev] Mapnik XML file?

Andreas Volz lists at brachttal.net
Sun Sep 9 16:18:07 BST 2007

Am Sun, 9 Sep 2007 15:10:23 +0200 schrieb Joerg Ostertag:

> Am Sonntag, 9. September 2007 13:45:47 schrieb Richard Fairhurst:
> > 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.
> Well, but if the people who define/propose a feature also give a
> possible rendering rule it might make things easier. You don't have
> to use every tag on the main map. But if there is a suggestion how to
> define the apropriate rule ....

Yes. I think we all agree that features and icons should stay in a
database. Maintaining the wiki features page is horrible and nobody will
do this job. What we do and generate with the database is a complete
different discussion.


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