[Talk-us] TopOSM 2
lars at ahlzen.com
Mon Feb 25 00:28:08 UTC 2013
Since Ian Dees recently brought up the OSM-US servers, I thought I'd
mention that I'm reviving my old TopOSM project which - for those who
haven't seen it - is a US-wide topo map using OSM data . This time
it's updated with carto styling, tilestache compositing and support for
Ian already helped me set up a small demo:
It's a little rough around the edges and still missing many features,
but I think it could become useful. I was playing with the idea of
eventually offering this as a US-specific map layer on the OSM-US
server. Does this sound like a good idea?
Besides the cartography, a fair amount of performance work will be
needed to make this render fast enough. If anyone is up for a challenge,
feel free to join in!
The code is on github:
 Mostly, anyway. It's using NED to generate hillshading and contours,
and NHD for most hydrographic features (though the latter may eventually
switch back to OSM).
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