[OSM-dev] Custom tileset

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 07:22:14 UTC 2016

On Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:57:58 +0000
"Amaroussi (OpenStreetMap)" <mapper at minoa.li> wrote:

> Hi,
> I thought it may be useful to pitch my idea here, but I plan to
> develop two custom sets of tile sets that use the standard OSM layer,
> but with “British” and “Greek” colours respectively. 
> Depending on how much technical expertise I require for this, I plan
> to develop these tile sets in response to demand from the UK
> community in response the the change of colours recently.
> The British tile set will have the old colours before the changeover
> to the red-yellow scheme, and it initially cover Great Britain and
> the Republic of Ireland only.
> The Greek tile set will have green for motorways, two shades of blue
> for national roads, red for provincial roads and yellow for other
> connecting roads to villages, and it will initially cover Greece.
> This stylesheet reflects the road signs on motorways and national
> roads, with the rest being based on the old stylesheet.
> Other than the change of colour, I plan to make the custom tile set
> stylesheet a dependency of the main stylesheet, to minimise the need
> to update them often.
> I desire that the tiles update about five minutes after an edit, like
> the main map, so it does not turn out to be a half-baked alternative.
> So, how can I pull off this feat?

Minutely updates, even just for UK+Ireland will not be easy.

https://switch2osm.org/ covers introduction to setting up tile

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