[OpenStreetMap] #4975: Custom map layers

OpenStreetMap trac at noreply.openstreetmap.org
Thu Sep 5 14:24:47 UTC 2013

#4975: Custom map layers
  Reporter:  vibrog       |      Owner:  rails-dev@…
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  minor        |  Milestone:
 Component:  website      |    Version:
Resolution:  wontfix      |   Keywords:  tms, xyz, layers
Changes (by TomH):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix


 There are a number of problems with this...

 First off it is encouraging the use of the web site as a general purpose
 map viewing tool, rather than as a place for exploring and editing our

 Secondly, recommending the alternate tile sets to other users has the
 potential to drive significant traffic to those sites without their

 There's a reason we have a policy for adding extra layers, along with a
 set of rules around things like making sure those are happy with the level
 of traffic we might drive to them.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4975#comment:1>
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