[Talk-GB] Common Land has stopped rendering

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Mon Mar 18 13:32:35 UTC 2019

On 18/03/2019 13:06, John Aldridge wrote:
> For many people, the *point* of OSM is that it's a better version of 
> Google maps. If data is not visible on the 'front page' rendering, it 
> might as well not be there.

OSM doesn't have a business model that supports that usage.  It is not 
something that they would want to encourage, because there is no way for 
them to pay for the servers needed to support a general move from Google 
to OSM.

My understanding is that the standard style is primarily as an aid to 
mappers, and secondarily as a demonstrator to show that it is possible 
to create reasonable looking maps.

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