[Talk-us] TIGER 2011 Road Tiles
josh at joshdoe.com
Sun Jan 15 20:55:31 GMT 2012
On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> In order to assist with road name checking I've set up a Mapnik layer
> rendering from TIGER 2011 ROADS data. It consists of a transparent tile with
> a white line (of varying thickness for the different MTFCC's) for the road
> and white text for the road's full name. I did this with JOSM in mind (which
> will stack imagery layers). I haven't tested it in P2 but would be happy to
> set up a different style for users of P2. It's designed for higher zooms and
> I don't do anything particular for low zooms. In fact it looks pretty noisy
> and slow, but it still works.
> The JOSM TMS URL is
> I have grand plans to create vector layers as well (to allow for
> spot-importing of TIGER data), but I don't have time to do that currently.
> Let me know if you have any ideas to make it better.
Great, thanks for doing this! The white works well with a downloaded
data layer in JOSM, but definitely not with a OSM-Mapnik background.
Are there any tiles out there that have just highways (preferably
dark), with a transparent background? That would make this tool
excellent for spotting discrepancies, at high and low zoom levels.
Thanks, I'll be sure and look at this more later.
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