[Talk-in] Hello! and offline OSM maps for India in Hindi

Anish Mangal anishmg at umich.edu
Fri Oct 9 05:36:19 UTC 2015

That sounds like a neat idea. I've raised a question in the xsce community
whether individual deployments would require maps in two or more languages.
Conveniently, we have a call discussing this with various deployers and
developers in two days' time[1].

If not, this will result in savings only while generating the tiles in both
rendering time and space. Deployments will likely use only their specific
language tiles. Nevertheless, this looks to be a promising way of setting
things up. I'm guessing leaflet or similar won't have any issue displaying
multiple layers on top of one another, and the additional cpu costs of
doing so would not be so great.

[1] http://tinyurl.com/xsceminutes


On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 1:06 AM, Arun Ganesh <arun.planemad at gmail.com> wrote:

> So awesome to see this happening, Anish. The multilingual tiles is going
> to be quite a challenge especially if constrained by server resources as
> you would need to generate a different version of the tile for each
> language, and that can quickly multiply your storage and rendering
> requirements.
> One approach might be to render different versions of transparent label
> tiles that can be overlayed on base map tiles based on the language you
> choose. Have not seen a reasonable solution to this in the past.
> --
> Arun Ganesh
> (planemad) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Planemad>
> <http://j.mp/ArunGanesh>
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