[OSM-dev] [OSM-newbies] why don't street names show up at zoom leveles

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 8 09:16:45 BST 2009


Have copied this to the dev list as well as Steve Chilton, the maintainer of
the Mapnik stylesheet, as there are likely to be some technical reasons for
which someone else can respond on.

I can think of a couple of possibilities, there may be others:
1. The way is very long [1] and Mapnik clearly isn't rendering the name
frequently enough along its length.
2. Conflict with other items might be causing it not to render in any
particular view.



[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/5676994

>-----Original Message-----
>From: newbies-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:newbies-
>bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Chris Mcnally
>Sent: 08 July 2009 4:37 AM
>To: newbies at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: [OSM-newbies] why don't street names show up at zoom leveles
>I am looking at openstreetmap at a zoom level of 16. The most major
>street in the middle of the map does not have a name displayed, and I
>have to move the map at least half a mile to see the name of the
>street.  All the other streets which are more minor have their name
>displayed at least once, sometimes more than that.
>I think this is a renderer mistake. We should not have to pan so far to
>see major street names. The type of highway is primary.
>I would like to know what to do to fix this and make the map more usable.
>Chris M
>newbies mailing list
>newbies at openstreetmap.org

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