[Tagging] Tags useful for rendering of roads in poor conditions

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Wed Jan 1 01:01:49 UTC 2014


On 31 December 2013 22:27, Fernando Trebien <fernando.trebien at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was thinking of a colour change (like the Humanitarian style does), but a
> dashed outline would be just fine for me. After deciding which tags should
> be used, I think I'd leave the aesthetic decision to people in the "design"
> list or (perhaps better) to Carto's developers (I don't know who made
> Carto's style but I've heard a professional cartographer was hired for
> that).

The Carto style is maintained by Andy Allan aka gravitystorm:
https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto. The Carto design
is basically a direct copy of the older Mapnik XML design, of which I
don't know who wrote it. Apart from Andy, many people, including me,
have contributed to the Carto style. I have worked on the rendering of
roads, so if you like, I can help you in writing up the change. Just
keep in mind I don't know anything about cartography or design either,
I'm just good at typing out other peoples' ideas in a machine-readable
form :).

-- Matthijs



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