[Tagging] Mountain passes

yvecai yvecai at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 21:05:23 GMT 2011

On 14. 02. 11 21:08, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> 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 ... :-)
Actually, Mapnik would render a 'pointSymbolizer', how would it look 
like? Just a label could be enough.


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