[Talk-GB] Tagging of shared use paths
jpsa at cantab.net
Thu Dec 10 14:13:30 UTC 2020
On 12/10/2020 12:41 PM, Ken Kilfedder wrote:
> As a break from 'tagging for the renderer', I'd like to see rendering
> for the tags.
A long standing grump of mine!
We see lots of excellent effort put in to designing tagging schemes
which could support a wide variety of applications, but rather little
into creating those applications themselves, most especially
As it is, the conversation typically goes
Please don't tag for the renderer!
Oh, sorry, how do I get The Map to look right then?
You don't, The Map is intended for map creators, not end users
But it's no problem, you can create your own map on your own server
which renders however you want it to. All you need is a degree in
In fact, various people have bravely done this, but (a) you can't find
those maps because they're not indexed from the OSM or OSMUK pages, (b)
they sometimes don't cover the whole country, (c) they run on
underpowered hardware, and (d) oh, that map worked last year, but it's
gone missing now.
There'd be a whole lot less temptation to tag for the renderer, if the
renderers rendered for the tags a bit better!
I appear to be in a grumpy mood today. Sorry! I love OSM really :)
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