[OSM-dev] Proposal: Multiline country, state, city names?

Lennard ldp at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 2 10:16:58 BST 2009

> It would be very good if someone could modify render to wrap or to make
> multiline names so they fit better to object named.

Currently, those country names are entered as nodes. The mapnik renderer
has no idea how large the area of the respective country is, so there is
no information to drive a line wrap decision.

A possible alternative is tagging place=country on an area, or by logical
extension: a relation. Those do not render quite correctly at the moment,
but there is a current ticket for mapnik requesting this feature be added.


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