[Talk-GB] The OSM UK map
davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 2 13:02:13 UTC 2017
On 30/10/2017 17:34, Andy Townsend wrote:
> On 30/10/2017 08:58, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
>> As you may know, the plan is to produce a UK specific OSM mapping
>> site. A start on this has been made here:
>> using a fork of SomeoneElse (Andy)'s cartography with one very minor
>> tweak so far, namely footpaths and bridleways are rendered in a style
>> similar to Landranger maps.
> Glad to be of service :)
> There are a couple of other tweaks you'd probably want to do:
> o One is to reinstate cycleways as "a thing".
> o Another is railways - I'm guessing you'd want to remove the
> rendering of dismantled railways, and also possibly abandoned ones,
I agree with removing all of the above, except where they're co-tagged
with objects which still exist ie disused bridges:
> but I'd suggest keeping proposed ones so that people can see where HS2
> is going(!) (as an example,
> shows all three types).
Personally I don't add proposed items & they seem to rarely come to
fruition & often fail to be removed.
It's great pedestrian crossings are rendered, but the icon gets
swallowed by the road way.
Could the text size in the legend be increased?
A link to the main site at the same location so the notes & queries
features (right hand side) can be easily accessed.
> o If you want to do "Welsh Language first in Wales" as described in
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/SomeoneElse/diary/42069 I can make
> the load scripts available for that. It's pretty much what's in the
> diary entry but is a runnable script.
>> In terms of server space, we did have a server available to us for
>> development purposes (provided by Birmingham in Real Time) however
>> this will be unavailable for a month or two; however our contact
>> there is going to recommend some cheap hosting options.
> For info, the map.atownsend.org.uk site (which covers the UK and
> Ireland) currently fits nicely on a 4Gb memory / 100Gb SSD disk server
> at Hetzner; at <£15 per month you could probably short-term fund it
> with a whip-round in a pub. I'm sure that the other competing options
> - OVH et al - are similar; for the size of server I wanted for the UK
> Hetzner made sense for me at the beginning of the year; slightly
> larger or smaller on any spec parameter and something else might have
> been better.
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