[Talk-us] JOSM zoom limits per server solved (fixes Tiger grey overlay )
grunthos503 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 21 19:22:37 BST 2012
Maybe everyone else knows this, but I just discovered it myself so I
thought I would share it.
I've been using Remap-a-tron to fix up US roads. I use both the Bing
imagery and the TIGER 2012 tiles overlaid, and it makes it really
However, I've been frustrated that I can pretty far in with the Bing
images, but if I go too far, the Tiger (normally transparent) tiles turn
grey and obscure the Bing images. I've been continually turning off and
back on the Tiger layer, which is a bit annoying after a while.
JOSM has an easy limit in the Preferences for the maximum zoom, but it
affects everything. I set it to 19, and then I did not get the grey
boxes from Tiger, but did not get the higher detailed photos from Bing
As it turns out, JOSM does have a max-zoom per tile server feature; it
just is not obvious or clearly documented that I could find.
You can enter it as part of the TMS url like this:
The number 19, right up front, says that the maximum zoom to use for
this layer is 19. This solved the whole thing for me.
I also found that if you go into Josm preferences in expert mode, and
dig and dig and dig into the imagery providers entries, this is labeled
as max-zoom. Too bad it isn't easier to find.
Anyways, hope this helps others too.
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