[OSM-dev] OpenStreetMap Carto release v5.0.0

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Thu Mar 19 00:33:11 UTC 2020

Dear all,

Today, v5.0.0 of the OpenStreetMap Carto stylesheet (the default
stylesheet on the OSM website) has been released. Once changes are deployed
on the openstreetmap.org it will take couple of days before all tiles
show the new rendering.

Changes include
- An update to Lua tag transforms, setting line vs polygon decisions
   for new tags

- Added upper way_area limits to most features using ST_PointOnSurface
   to avoid performance problems from large polygons

- Moved MSS files into their own directory

- Removed rendering of power=cable features

- Removed overlay pattern for natural=sand

- Reduced landcover fading at mid-low zoom levels

- Removed rendering of barrier=kerb

Thanks to all the contributors for this release.

For a full list of commits, see

As always, we welcome any bug reports at

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