[Talk-us] Shields are up!

Michal Migurski mike at teczno.com
Mon Jul 29 17:59:15 UTC 2013

On Jul 29, 2013, at 10:42 AM, Phil! Gold wrote:

> * Michal Migurski <mike at teczno.com> [2013-07-29 00:40 -0700]:
>> I wonder if this would be helpful: I've been generating weekly generalized datasets of route relations.
>> 	http://openstreetmap.us/~migurski/streets-and-routes/
>> The tiles take a little while to render, so I wonder whether using an intermediate data set would cut some corners while reducing repeat labels?
> One of my goals with this project was to make a rendering that works off a
> minutely-updated rendering database.  It could probably be adapted to work
> off postprocessed datasets like your generalized route relations (though I
> don't know (because I haven't looked at your data) whether shield clusters
> would be easily derivable), but I think that having a minutely-driven
> rendering is really beneficial to mappers working on data the rendering
> highlights.

This is true. Mine works because the whole set is recalculated periodically. It would not handle the minute-update case. In theory it could be made to, but that's engineering I've not yet handled.


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