[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Nov 2 04:02:13 GMT 2011

On 11/1/11 11:50 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> Another thing that impedes progress for address mapping is the fact
> that the house numbers appear on the map so indiscriminately. In rural
> areas or other places where address points are far apart, that's
> helpful, but I think this map is way too cluttered:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=32.56303&lon=-117.06017&zoom=17&layers=M
> . I know, I know, don't map for the renderer, so don't not map for the
> renderer either, but the renderer can be improved too.
> Is there a way for mapnik to only render features of a certain class
> if there's not more than a certain density of them?
i don't know about that, but i certainly think that the current default
mapnik rendering for openstreetmap.org is showing us too much addressing
detail. i'm not sure what showing the address interpolation ways here really
adds to the mapnik rendering for the average visitor to OSM:



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