[Talk-GB] Welsh language map

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 14:38:57 UTC 2017

Hi Ben,

Good to hear.

I actually have a version of Carto-CSS which displays welsh names when
present. It merely replaces all instances of name in the Carto-CSS queries
with a more complicated bit of SQL. For complicated logistical reasons I
haven't uploaded this to github, but can put aside some time to do so now.
The style also has blue motorways!

Less successfully I have been trying to create a welsh name transparent
overlay. This would be useful for places like Leicester Liverpool and
London which have Welsh names but are outside the principality. A full set
of tiles covering the UK for a handful of names is overkill. Apart from
styling issues (finding colours and offsets which are legible with the main
carto style), the biggest issue is names of areas which are multi-line and
of variable size, and therefore more or less impossible to offset so that
both the Welsh name & the name on the Carto style are visible.



On 15 November 2017 at 13:31, Ben Proctor <ben at satorilab.org> wrote:

> Hi all
> The Welsh Government announced yesterday a grant to ODI-Cardiff to fund
> some work around the Welsh language on OSM.
> This is our announcement
> In English http://cardiff.theodi.org/2017/11/14/map-i-gymru/
> and in Welsh http://cardiff.theodi.org/cy/2017/11/14/map-i-gymru/
> In the way of these things, the funding application was put together at
> the last minute and, though we heard a couple of weeks ago that we would be
> getting the grant we couldn't talk about it publicly until yesterday.
> We hope to:
> - create a Welsh language tileserver (building on the excellent cysom
> project)
> - do some work to encourage tagging in the Welsh language and to encourage
> more mapping in Wales
> - encourage organisations in Wales (including the public sector) to make
> more use of OSM including by demonstrating one or two simple Welsh
> language uses
> The funding covers a project until end of March and we will also be
> looking for opportunities for ongoing funding/support to keep the server
> infrastructure viable into the medium term.
> We have contacted a few people off list to talk about this project but I'm
> conscious that there are people who have been very actively mapping in
> Wales for some time who we haven't had the chance to contact.
> We really hope to work with the whole community on this. Any suggestions,
> insights, ideas, "definitely don't do this..." experiences etc would be
> very gratefully received.
> Cheers
> --
> Ben Proctor
> ODI-Cardiff / The Satori Lab
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