[Talk-us] Highway shields

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 03:12:51 GMT 2010


I think there is pretty good consensus on interstates and US highways as far
as rendering goes. As I recall the debate centered about how to tag them and
also whether to render individual state shields since there is much more
variety and some of them may not look as good at low pixel counts.

But surely the debate about state shields should not stop us from improving
the renderer to use relations and render interstates and US highways...

I would love to see Richard's work live on osm.org!

Toby

On Nov 25, 2010 8:41 PM, "Val Kartchner" <val42k at gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, 2010-11-25 at 16:23 -0500, Richard Weait wrote:
> Have you got a demo of what you are sugges...
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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