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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Mar 17 07:55:52 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>

> 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.

That said, I wonder what Andy's opposition to rendering the colour tag on
the Transport layer is...
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