[talk-au] NearMap now have OSM opaque maps as well as overlays

James Andrewartha trs80 at student.uwa.edu.au
Sat Apr 3 03:51:33 BST 2010

On 1 April 2010 16:04, Ben Last <ben.last at nearmap.com> wrote:
> Thought you might like to know that NearMap now have OSM data as opaque maps
> as well as transparent overlays on our PhotoMaps.  OSM data's in for the
> whole world (currently from the 17/2/10 planet file, now importing the
> 24/3/10 file).

It looks pretty good, I like the colour scheme you've got going. Just
a few things don't fit in though - highway=service is a dark grey that
looks out of place, and is hard to see in PhotoMap w/StreetMap since
it's a similar colour to bitumen It's also visible at lower zoom
levels than highway=residential, which you can see best on the Terrain
view with StreetMap. You've swapped the colours of bike paths and
footpaths compared to the standard OSM Mapnik view. The colour of
streams/rivers is a bit dark and not blue enough IMHO.


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