[Tagging] Regional stylesheets for osm-carto (Was: rendering of local power lines)

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Thu Mar 12 17:11:57 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 2:56 AM, SomeoneElse <lists at atownsend.org.uk> wrote:

> The "standard" map has an impossible job - trying to be "a nice map",
> providing feedmap to mappers that an esoteric thing that they've just
> mapped is now present on the map and trying to work for everyone around the
> world regardless of country or urban / rural location.  It's not going to
> "the best representation of map data for Japan" for the same reason that it
> can't be "the best representation of map data for England"or anywhere else
> - it's compromised by having to work internationally.
That's not the only option.

Current the world gets a compromise map, with heavy UK influence.

It's technically possible to divide that, at least along fairly coarse
boundaries.  Draw dividing lines in the South China Sea, and the tile
server could use a different stylesheet for Japan, for example.  The Arctic
and Antartic could gain a stylesheet that shows everything, for example, as
there is less of a clutter issue.
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