[talk-au] Osmarender

David Groom reviews at pacific-rim.net
Thu Sep 27 11:05:02 BST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Andrewartha" <trs80 at tartarus.uwa.edu.au>
To: <b.easton at uws.edu.au>
Cc: "OSM Australian Talk List" <talk-au at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: [talk-au] Osmarender

> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Brent Easton wrote:
>> >Yep - I has the same problem with Sydney harbour and rivers - and took
>> >the same route and converted it to coastline. I'm not 100% comfortable
>> >that this was the correct thing to do - where does 'coast' stop and
>> >'river' begin.
>> Looks good in Osmarender, does not show in Mapnik yet. Ultimately Mapnik
>> will show coastlines correctly, so I generally go this route.
>> The only way to get it right in both Osmarender and Mapnik now is to
>> make the river an area natural=water. I did this for the lower
>> Shoalhaven and can't be bothered to go back and change it.
> In Perth we've gone for natural=water for anything inside the heads.
> There's also some waterway=river rough mapping the upper reaches, I'll
> probably convert this to natural=water for the wider parts.

I must admit I didn't think a large area of water if tagged as natural=water 
would render correctly in the tiles at home layer if it spanned across two 
level 12 tiles.


> Keeping to the water theme, do people have any comments on
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Proposed_features/Jetties_and_piers
> and http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Proposed_features/Breakwater ?
> James Andrewartha
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