[Talk-GB] 'Easy' Speciality Map Rendering

Graham Jones grahamjones139 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 13:03:46 GMT 2011

Hi Andy,
I will certainly have a look at that, thank you - I have not seen that

I am hoping to make this more than just a hosting service though.  This has
been reinforced by a couple of off-list converstations I have had where
there is a good chunk of making it easy for people to develop their own
styles (without the overhead of setting up a rendering tool-chain), and most
importantly providing straightforward documentation on how to do it.

Maybe I should think a bit more about documentation first rather than
concentrating so much on code!


On 22 February 2011 10:19, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Graham Jones <grahamjones139 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I have put some thoughts on what this system would look like on my OSM
> user
> > page (
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Grahamjones#Speciality_Maps).
> > My question is whether many people would find this useful?   Or has
> someone
> > already done it but I have not found it?
> The guys over at wikimedia do this with their toolserver (amongst
> other things) - producing both custom background layers and custom
> overlays. For example,
> http://toolserver.org/~osm/styles/?lat=52.49436&lon=13.28916&zoom=12&layers=0000F0FT0000F0FFFB000T
> ... is a black and white mapnik, with hillshading and power
> distribution overlays. Documentation is a bit sparse but there's some
> at
> https://wiki.toolserver.org/view/OpenStreetMap
> Anyone can develop a map style and ask to get it rendered. As part of
> the toolserver project many of the tools needed for this kind of thing
> were developed / used - e.g. hstore in osm2pgsql. You should certainly
> dig into what they are doing, what kind of hardware they are using and
> so on.
> Cheers,
> Andy

Graham Jones
Hartlepool, UK.
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