[Talk-us] Highway shields

Val Kartchner val42k at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 02:41:05 GMT 2010

On Thu, 2010-11-25 at 16:23 -0500, Richard Weait wrote:
> Have you got a demo of what you are suggesting?  It sounds like you
> are suggesting rendering the shield beside the reference number.
> Would the shield have number in it as well, then the larger, more
> legible number beside it?

Yes, this is exactly what I meant.  I could produce a demo.  However, this idea it has already been shot down by the same person who shot down my previous idea.

> Here are a couple of examples from my shield server.

And these are the very type of things that were shot down before.  These
are exactly what I suggested.  My examples were smaller to show that
this could be done with a small shield.  What I have been told (on this
mailing list) is that if a consensus is developed for rendering shields
then the rendering will be added to Mapnik and Osmarender.

I like your idea.  Can we get a consensus to do this?  I think that the
big map providers should be a floor and not a ceiling.

- Val -

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