[Talk-GB] Automating Freemap tile rendering

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Fri Feb 16 09:54:37 GMT 2007

>This is really a question of confusing users with multiple sets of
>tiles. I'm not strongly for or against putting more layers on... can you
>point out the differences between mapnik and your layer? Is it poss to
>put an SRTM layer on top of the existing mapnik and get the same thing?

Yes - see http://www.free-map.org.uk/ then select "OSM + SRTM contours" - 
but two points:

Firstly it doesn't look great, because the contours overlay the roads - 
they should really go underneath. Also the stacking layer needs to be 
polygons-srtm-roads which is not really possible without polygons and 
roads in different layers.

Secondly I have used a slightly differnet look and feel in general for the 
Freemap tiles, particularly for footpaths etc which I'd like to maintain 
(though am open to suggestions)


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