[Imports] Coastline changes Antarctica

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Tue Mar 12 09:07:58 UTC 2013

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 08:41:36AM +0000, Tom Hughes wrote:
> On 12/03/13 08:25, Jochen Topf wrote:
> >On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:53:16AM -0700, Paul Norman wrote:
> >>>From: Jochen Topf [mailto:jochen at remote.org]
> >>>Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 10:17 AM
> >>>Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] Coastline changes Antarctica
> >>>
> >>>If tile.osm.org has by now switched to using OSMCoastline and uses a
> >>>current version there is no impact. If it still uses coastcheck it will
> >>>break.
> >>
> >>I believe the toolchain on tile.osm.org uses the Feb 8th 2013 version of
> >>coastcheck. You'll need to talk to jburgess to make sure you don't break
> >>osm.org with your import.
> >
> >I see you put him on Cc. So, Jon, please speak up if there are any issues.
> As Paul said tile.osm.org is using a local copy of the files from
> the old system that is only updated manually and irregularly.
> Andy and I were talking about this last week and were of the opinion
> that we should switch to using your data, and to using sea polygons
> with land as the default background rather than the current system,
> and I think Andy would happily take a patch against
> openstreetmap-carto which did that.

I am not sure it is a good idea to switch to water polygons. Those polygons
are much more complicated because they contain lots of holes, so they are
slower to render. I'd only do that if really necessary (for instance when
you want to mask something below the water polygon.

Is the carto style live now?

Jochen Topf  jochen at remote.org  http://www.remote.org/jochen/  +49-721-388298

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