[Talk-GB] London Underground roundel

Brian Quinion openstreetmap at brian.quinion.co.uk
Thu Mar 25 14:14:17 GMT 2010

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 2:01 PM, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
> As long as there is a consistent tag to base it on (e.g. operator) it
> should be very straightforward (he says, never having looked at the
> code!)- but in implementation it must be very similar to
> amnenity=place_of_worship subdividing by religion=christian church icons
> and religion=islamic mosque icons. I think it's the bureaucracy that is
> the harder issue.

It's the amount of admin required and finding someone that has the
time to spend creating, maintaining the logos (and presumably getting
permission to use them) and to create the rules.  Also, the icons need
to be of a certain quality (for mapnik certainly).  As a one off it is
trivial but...

> The other question is where do we stop?

It's certainly a whole can of worms and once the first one is on the
map it will be hard to stop it snowballing.

My feeling is that someone keen should investigate this on this own
map server before attempting anything like this on the official mapnik
layer.  But starting the process of collecting logos and permissions
is definitely a good thing.


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