[Talk-GB] New map style
danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 22:28:20 UTC 2015
2015-10-31 21:57 GMT+00:00 jonathan <jonathan at bigfatfrog67.me>:
> I don't like it.
I like it :)
Much more legible, less messy, than it was.
> It very simple, the colours should match the road sign colours: Blue, Green,
Not obvious to me why that would be a requirement, but I guess it's
fine as a starting point for a UK-only map style... (...which this
> Anything else is just form over function.
> Stop playing with aesthetics and concentrate on functionality.
Well, the designers have described their motivation as legibility.
Legibility for a rendered map is _indeed_ functionality.
Re Amaroussi's first question, I guess the other thread (the "usable
map service" thread) has acted as the lighting-rod so far?
> On 31/10/2015 21:37, Amaroussi (OpenStreetMap) wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> For some reason, the barrage of complaints I was expecting on this
>> channel, regarding the switch from blue/green/red to rose/red/orange seems
>> to be quiet today. I wonder who is unhappy with the change?
>> I would back blue/green/red being an alternative theme on OSM to calm
>> things down, even though rose/red/orange is a pretty fresh change.
>> — Amaroussi
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