[Tagging] Mountain passes

Ulf Lamping ulf.lamping at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 14 20:08:15 GMT 2011

Am 14.02.2011 14:22, schrieb M∡rtin Koppenhoefer:
> 2011/2/14 Steve Bennett<stevagewp at gmail.com>:
>> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Ulf Lamping
>> <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>> That was the start of the discussion in 2007, but was changed due to the
>>> changes (around the same time) of highway=tunnel / highway=bridge to
>>> tunnel=yes / bridge=yes - so using the same logic for passes seemed like a
>>> good idea then ...
>> Ah, yes, good point. Although it's slightly complicated by a pass
>> theoretically being a point rather than a stretch of road. And that
>> presumably makes it hard to render - you'd need to work out which way
>> the point is oriented.
> IMHO you don't. Simply render "Simplonpass, 2005 m" at the given point
> in a pleasant font. Done.

Rendering a single point and a label is often found on topological maps.

For street maps, you'll usually have a "bridge like" symbol which needs 
an orientation of the corresponding way to be drawn properly (as 
Osmarender is already doing).

Obviously, it would be "much better than nothing" if mapnik at least 
would just render a point with a label ... :-)

Regards, ULFL

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