[Talk-GB] The OSM UK map

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 13:25:44 UTC 2017

On 11/02/17 13:02, Dave F wrote:
> It's great pedestrian crossings are rendered, but the icon gets 
> swallowed by the road way.
I'd probably need to see an example of that - any chance of a 
permalink?  It's supposed to render on top (albeit small), but it may be 
I've missed something and there's a situation in which they get missed.

> Could the text size in the legend be increased?
That's tricky.  The legend isn't "special", it's just a map, so the text 
size for names is exactly what would appear on the main map. The icon 
spacing in the POI section of the legend is chosen so that they're not 
too far away from each other at high zoom levels, and sometimes you have 
to zoom in so that text isn't obscured.  The text size above each POI 
could be changed, but any bigger and lots of text wouldn't appear 
because of label clashes.  I've tried various sizes and what's currently 
there is a compromise between readability and label clashes.

> A link to the main site at the same location so the notes & queries 
> features (right hand side) can be easily accessed.

That's probably doable, but it'd probably have to wait until someone 
gets a "round tuit" to write the relevant Javascript.  Notes (and 
fixmes) should be doable in Leaflet as an extra layer (but that's 
another round tuit), and a search option also makes sense here too. I 
probably wouldn't want to link to (say) .../relation/50288 because 
displaying the location information of that on mobile will likely 
overwhelm some mobile browsers, but a page of tags (and a location for 
POIs) would be nice.

Best Regards,

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