[OSM-dev] surveillance cams not shown in any render
ulf.lamping at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 13 00:25:16 GMT 2008
Andy Allan schrieb:
> Every map is a limited selection of features, and it's up to each map
> author to decide what they think is important to their own map. Any
> map attempting to show everything would just look terrible!
Well, not every map is intended to be looking nicely!
For example, my intention of the mappaint display in JOSM is to be
editable (and to some degree "feature complete" - whatever that means in
the OSM context), but not to be looking nicely.
JOSM's map display is trying to be be helpful for the editor to work
"with the living map" (obviously, with the current limitation of
developer effort and performance issues).
I would *love* to see a slippy map that is trying to display as much
features as possible, probably at the highest zoom level - and not
really caring to be looking nice.
For example I often see OpenStreetBug entries like: "the name xy doesn't
appear on the map", simply because the current maps trying to be looking
nice - and removing overlapping labels of restaurants or so.
I often also here: "It doesn't appear on the map - I must have done
something wrong" (beside right vs. wrong tagging discussions). Having a
sort of "debug map" that displays everything that's possible probably
will help lot's of people in their mapping effort. It would be enough to
have that "debug feature" on the highest possible zoom level (z18) ...
Having said all that, why not simply having one map trying to be looking
nicely (mapnik) and one map (osmarender) to have a "debug view" on the
highest zoom level to really help mappers all around the world?
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