[Talk-transit] Line colour, text colour and background colour

Héctor Ochoa cie.hochoa at gmail.com
Tue May 7 10:25:20 UTC 2019

Ok, thanks to everyone for your response.
Kindly, Héctor.

El lun., 6 may. 2019 a las 22:15, Tijmen Stam (<mailinglists at iivq.net>)

> On 29-04-19 16:58, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> > The route and route_master relations have a documented "colour" key that
> > can be used.  However, that seems to be intended for the line itself,
> > and I'm not aware of any renderer that uses it.  If they did, they'd
> > probably use it for the label background too.
> >
> > Relation:destination_sign has attributes colour:back and colour:text, so
> > it makes sense to reuse those here, but if renderers aren't even using
> > colour for the line/label today, I wouldn't count on them doing anything
> > special with the text either.
> OSMand (openstreetmap for Android) does render colour for subway lines,
> and it renders de coulours in line labels for bus lines.
> For e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/297293I have used
> colour=#0000ff (both in the route and route_master) and it renders good
> on OSMand.
> Keeping in line with other tagging schemes I would use "Colour" for the
> colour of the line (on maps etc), ref:colour for the colour of the text,
> and if necessary: ref:colour_tx for reference text colour and
> ref_colour_bg for reference background colour as per
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:ref:colour>
> (In your example I can see e.g. the 22/34/40 being Lime/Blue/Bordeaux as
> "colour", having white as colour:ref, but N1, N2, N7 would have green,
> pink, yellow as colour, having those as colour:ref as well, but black as
> colour_bg.
> I have no idea what the line colour of the TR line will be though.
> Black? White? :-)
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