[Tagging] Comparison of tag support: Mapnik, Osmarender, Potlatch, JOSM, Kosmos, Map Features (wiki)

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Dec 14 14:00:27 GMT 2009


Peteris Krisjanis wrote:
> But what then is what we expect from default www.openstreetmap.org
> map? What is shown and what's not?

The decision what to show and what not is made by the cartographer(s) 
who design the map, based on what they feel is important and what they 
feel works visually. It is not a decision made on a mailing list, on the 
Wiki, or by a committee.

> p.s. I know I repeat myself, but I haven't heard clear and cut answer.

That's because there is no clear cut answer. But you can always ask for 
the inclusion of something or other.

(It is often easier to get something included in the Osmarender layer 
which has a tradition of showing more stuff and putting less emphasis on 
aesthetics. You can even edit Osmaredner stylesheets yourself and they 
will automatically be pulled in sooner or later by the renderers.)


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