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

David dbannon at internode.on.net
Fri Mar 13 03:09:12 UTC 2015

> -1, I like the idea of OSM maps being consistent on a worldwide basis.

I would support the idea of a regional style iff it turns out to be practicable. One, isolated example. One of the reasons i was given for the inability to render unsealed roads was that the "preferred" style, dashed infill, was already used for tunnels. Where i live, there are many more unsealed roads than tunnels and their distinctive rendering is far more important.

On the other hand, can we afford the effort of maintaining several constantly diverging stylesheets ?  I was told to be silent on the matter until I could usefully contribute myself and have bookmarked a few pages but got no further.....

That might be the real question.


"Shawn K. Quinn" <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 2015-03-11 at 20:14 -0700, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 7:21 PM, johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>>         In certain countries (such as the one I am in) the thick black
>>         line has a single purpose - private train lines. The zebra
>>         striped lines -carto uses are for national lines only (JR
>>         lines in Japan), and the thick black lines are for private
>>         railways (such as most of the Tokyo subway system) that run
>>         across the country. 
>> -1 for thread hijacking, but
>> +1 on the thought.  There ARE regional differences in rendering
>> preferences. 
>-1, I like the idea of OSM maps being consistent on a worldwide basis.
>Roads in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, and white mean the same thing
>no matter what country we're in. Same with railroads for the most part.
>At most I would support one of the alternate styles being
>region-specific stylesheets, but definitely not at the expense of the
>style we have now that's consistent across the entire planet.
>Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
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