[Talk-GB] The OSM UK map - signed walking routes

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 07:19:58 UTC 2017

On 11/02/17 03:31, Andrew Black wrote:

>  My request. Signed walking routes such as
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/6084014

There's logic in the style that has been forked to handle those:


There's obviously a discussion to be had about which ones and at what 
zoom level, but the capability is there.

> Can i ask about context. Are we talking abou a layer or a website that 
> could potentially have optional overlays. If the latter could routes 
> be such an overlay. I appreciate they ate not everyones taste.

That's something that I'd thought about (entirely separately to this 
project).  The tricky bit with overlays is that you won't get any 
collision avoidance between layers, and as route names tend to be quite 
long that's likely to be an issue.  You might be able to get away with a 
large enough "halo" around the route text - the best way to find out is 
to try it and see.

Best Regards,


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