[Tagging] Feature proposal - RFC - natural=ridge

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Nov 8 03:11:18 GMT 2011


Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/7/2011 5:41 PM, Dmitri Lebedev wrote:
> >> Is a ridge something that can be auto-generated from good
> >> elevationdata? If so, probably only named ridges need to be mapped.
> >
> > I think it's ok to map unnamed ridges, just to show that some
> borders 
> > by them. Also, on a flat map without elevation lines, but with
> > semi-transparent overlay imitating shadows, peaks connected together
> > will make more sense. Right now, look at any mountaineous region,
> the
> > peaks just stick out chaotically. I think it's worth connecting them
> > together.
> >
> What I mean is that if the ridges can be auto-generated, they can be 
> rendered without being in the database.
> 

If you don't have the longitude, latitude, and altitude of a sufficient number of points in the database, any calculated ridge-lines are likely to have little resemblance to reality.  This isn't magic, you know.

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