[Talk-us] Highway Tagging Consensus to Improve OSM (and address some of 41 latitude's concerns)

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 15:11:12 BST 2010


On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Val Kartchner <val42k at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 01:27 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> No for state roads in general. Some shields are poorly-designed for
>> display in a limited number of pixels. For example
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colorado_7.svg is four times
>> the size a simple rectangle would be.
>
> Attached are the bitmaps of the shield that is "poorly-designed for
> display in a limited number of pixels."  The first one is 39x39 pixels,
> and the second is 20x20 pixels.  Both are quite readable.

It's actually 17x17 that you want:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Colorado_7.svg/17px-Colorado_7.svg.png
and this is somewhat harder to make out than Mapnik's 7 in a circle:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=26.6963&lon=-80.1974&zoom=14&layers=M
And Mapnik's default shield actually has a bit of padding; the number
itself is in a 13x13 space.



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