[Talk-GB] invisible

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Tue Jan 18 08:39:43 GMT 2011

In addition to the above, ITO will shortly be releasing a number of
additional views of the data together with a way of simply defining
additional views. The rending will be reasonably basic compared to Mapnik,
however the scripting will also be simple. We are going to start with some
'canned' scripts for power lines, railway lines 'track-count' (ie if it is
single track, dual-track or whatever), speed limits etc. What we can do
though it render from large datasets and help with views that can't be
achieved with overlays.

The main aim of the rendering will be to support data improvement rather
than as end-user services.

By shortly we mean in the next 1-2 weeks if all goes well. It will offer
world-wide coverage and use the OSM Mapper dataset (which is normally not
more than 48 hours behind current).

We will make a proper anouncment when we are ready with it.


Peter Miller
ITO World Ltd

On 18 January 2011 02:20, Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On 17/01/2011 23:05, Chris Moss wrote:
>> I'm interested in the GB waterways and it seems there's quite a bit of
>> work done but it's totally invisible. Is anyone working on a layer like
>> the cycle map, which leaps out from the overlays as the only minority
>> interest yet developed?
>> It's not the only layer I'd like to see. What about walking paths,
>> railways, contours,  points of interest, postcode areas, administrative
>> boundaries, constituencies, bus routes, etc., etc.
> Quite a few of those are already available. Have a look at this page which
> lists loads of different things:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/List_of_OSM_based_Services
> Specifically, there's a few different maps for walking paths (with contours
> etc). eg Freemap is a UK based one: http://www.free-map.org.uk/
> Or Hike & Bike map: http://hikebikemap.de/
> For bus routes (and railway lines etc) there's Öpnvkarte (aka OpenBusMap):
> http://öpnvkarte.de/ <http://xn--pnvkarte-m4a.de/>
> For UK postcodes, there is a map here (though the server seems to be down
> right now): http://random.dev.openstreetmap.org/postcodes/
> Though I've not seen an online map specifically for waterways. There is a
> Garmin format map of UK canals, though I've never tried it, and it doesn't
> seem to have been updated recently:
> http://www.mapomatic.net/garmin-maps-download/
>  Shouldn't maps allow you to concentrate on whatever you're interested
>> in? Can someone please explain to me how or if this can be done with
>> openstreetmap?
> Yes, you can use the OSM data to create a map of whatever you like. For how
> to, you can start with this page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Rendering
> Some of the software can be a bit complicated to setup, the easiest option
> is probably Maperitive.
> Or if you just want to add simple icons as a layer on top of a standard OSM
> map, you could use OpenLayers. Some examples here to start with:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenLayers
> Craig
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