[OSM-dev] Mosques and other features of the Muslim world

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Sun Aug 17 17:36:57 BST 2008

In message <ed0398d40808170555n4166121bncae48eff04b6e862 at mail.gmail.com>
          "Erik Johansson" <erjohan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
> >>the symbols for hospitals here are a crescent and a cross, not
> >> just a cross. Guess it will require an additional tag to specify a muslim
> >> hospital. If anyone has time to help work on new symbols for our work here
> >> in the West Bank, the contribution would be very welcome.
> >
> > Is that really a question of the religion of the hospital? [..] or is it
> > that a map produced in a Christain country uses one symbol and map
> > produced in a Muslin country a different symbol?
> Can you have different mapnik stylesheets for different
> countries/regions?  And what about hospitals that are on the border of
> such an area...

We don't have a system for doing it yet, but it's certainly on the
list of things we would like to be able to do.

It was more that the idea of putting a religion tag on a hospital
seemed kind of very wrong to me...


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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