[Talk-us] Shields are up!

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Jul 31 03:44:15 UTC 2013

Would be pretty epic if that happened.  I realize that shields in other
regions (the UK and the EU in particular) tend to be as uninspired as Osage
County roads, but still, being able to render something to keep your eyes
peeled for (handy if you're not familiar with the area) instead of
something generic and ugly (sorry, but when it comes to refs, the Ordnance
Survey the current mapnik stylesheet uses just doesn't scratch my back).
 Would also promote usage of the route relations, which is a _way_ more
elegant way of handling route refs instead of (incorrectly) attributing it
to the way.

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Evin Fairchild <evindfair at gmail.com> wrote:

> These shields look really great! They're much better than what we had
> before. Now this will give me a good reason to create relations for
> highways, since many highways in Washington state are lacking in relations.
> And, sorry if I sound impatient, but when will the shields be up on the
> main OSM map?
> -Compdude
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:59 PM, stevea <steveaOSM at softworkers.com> wrote:
>> On 2013-07-29 11:12 AM, Richard Welty wrote:
>>>> can someone please explain to me where to find documentation on the
>>>> trick
>>>> that's being used to generate customized SVG files for each of the
>>>> counties
>>>> based on the pentagonal shields?
>>> There's no trick, unfortunately. I'm just embedding images that I
>>> created and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and linking the images to the
>>> templates that the slippy map would likely use.
>> This is a ridiculously well-written how-to guide.  Thank you kindly, and
>> nice job, Minh!
>> SteveA
>> California
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