[OSM-dev] display/ rendering of disused post boxes

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 17:03:59 UTC 2021

On 16/02/2021 13:04, Anne-Karoline Distel wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not sure this is the correct mailing list, please redirect me, if I'm
> wrong.
> I'm working on a video tutorial about post boxes in Ireland (but most of
> it would apply to the UK as well) and I mapped a disused one with
> amenity:disused=post_box, yet it is rendered on the OSM map. Would it
> not make more sense not to render it, since it is misleading to display
> them with the same icon as the in-use ones?
It's not this one is it?


If so, then you've accidentally left the "amenity" tag on it as well :)

More generally, details of what gets rendered how in the "OSM Standard" 
map is at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto .  The bit 
of code that handles "post_box" is at 
.  You can search if it see if something might get rendered, so 
for "disused:amenity" finds 4 issues, but no code.

Best Regards,


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