[Talk-ca] What should a Canadian style map look like?

Matthew Buchanan matthew.ian.buchanan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 00:18:59 BST 2011


I think passenger railways like VIA rail, GO, AMT, etc should be rendered prominently. Most of the web maps are too auto-centric. How about the Trans Canada trail, National vs Provincial parks?

I'm not a fan of roads rendered in green.

Matthew Buchanan


On 2011-09-12, at 3:32 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> 
> Just brain-storming, so let's have suggestions without debate for now.
> What should the OSM data look like when styled for Canadians?  Just
> some quick ideas that appeal to me:
> 
> - highway marker shields like 401, highway of heroes, Yellowhead, etc.
> - fewer road colors.
> - render cues about road surface so I can tell gravel roads.
> - make long-distance roads in the north render somehow.
> 
> What else?  Big ideas, small ideas?
> 
> Which points of interest should be more prominent? Hockey and curling
> rinks?  Trim this post and reply with your ideas.
> 
> There is a similar thread starting on the talk-us list as well.
> Perhaps we can all play together on our continent.
> 
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