[OSM-dev] Cloudmade routing for OSM rails_port site.

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Wed Apr 29 11:49:19 BST 2009


2009/4/29 Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>:
>
> Nick Black wrote:
>> To your point about integrating other people's services, I think its
>> clear. Whatever the best service available is should be used.
>
> "Best" is in the eye of the beholder.
>
> Subject to minimum quality standards (no long outages, results not
> completely bogus) and a common API, we should let the user choose between
> available services. I could in theory code a routing service that was better
> than CM's for validating the type of mapping I tend to do (i.e. long cycle
> routes) but less useful for housing estates.
>
> It's exactly the same as with the map layers. I think (awaits flames) that
> Steve Chilton's Mapnik layer is the best OSM cartography there is at
> present, and if you apply commonly-accepted cartographic standards than
> that's probably not just opinion, it's objective truth.


Doesn't have contour lines though does it?
I know what the best layer _really_ is :-)

Dave




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