[Talk-us] TIGER 2011 Road Tiles

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 00:40:27 GMT 2012

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Kristian M Zoerhoff <zoerhoff at sdf.org>wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 12:11:49PM -0600, Ian Dees 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 http://{switch:a,b,c}.
> > tile.openstreetmap.us/tiger2011_roads/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.png
> >
> > 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.
> I got it working in Potlatch 2 [*], but as someone else mentioned, the
> white
> layer is invisible on Potlatch's default manilla background. The
> black-outlined text labels are fine.

I added black outlines to the road lines, too. It looks lightly funny where
roads come together, but that will improve as I figure out how to better
draw those lines. Let me know if that change helps or hurts.
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