[Talk-us] Current status with highway shields?

Evin Fairchild evindfair at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 05:59:57 UTC 2013


Okay, but isn't the ultimate goal of this to get the shields on the map,
for the whole world to see? I mean, if I was the one doing this, I wouldn't
consider this a "finished project" until it was on the Standard (Mapnik)
layer on openstreetmap.org, integrated into the Carto stylesheet. To be
honest, I really hate not seeing the shields on osm.org, especially
considering that the tiles for the shield renderings (and even the
bl.ocks.org site that you mentioned) take so long to load compared to
osm.org. This is why I really want to see you guys get it on the main map.

I'm sure Andy Allan would be more than willing to help you guys with this;
I mean, he ported the *whole* old XML stylesheet to the new CartoCSS
format. Surely he can help you do the same with the code for the shields.
You should talk to him about this.

I commend you guys on coming this far on the shield project, just as much
as I commend Andy Allan for making the Mapnik stylesheet 10 gazillion times
easier to work with. I really can't wait to see them on the main map. The
current "shields" look inferior to the real ones that you guys made.

-Compdude


On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> The tiles on the OSM-US server are up and running. The preview was on
> Phil's home server that had limited bandwidth. A better UI to the tile
> layer can be found here with standard map controls and a simple search
> feature to jump to locations:
>
> http://bl.ocks.org/ToeBee/raw/6119134/
>
> I have talked to Ian about getting that HTML up at a more memorable URL on
> openstreetmap.us and maybe linking to it somewhere on the site. I'll bug
> him about it again.
>
> No progress has been made on porting the style to carto.
>
> I might be able to fix the bannered routes. I know there are some New York
> county issues I need to look at as well.
>
> Toby
>
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 11:03 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>
>> (sorry if this makes it twice - I tried posting from my other account
>> but got flak from Outlook)
>> Yes that would be really interesting to push forward. To my mind this
>> should be a default tile layer on osm.us (not that we have a slippy
>> map on there today at all – but we should).
>> The layer still works -->
>>
>> http://tile.openstreetmap.us/osmus_shields/preview.html#13/40.7292/-111.8467
>> (pro tip: shift double click to zoom out…)
>> I don't remember very clearly but I think my main concern is that this
>> operates on a pre-carto Mapnik stylesheet – which would make it
>> difficult to keep in sync with style tweaks to osm.org – and more
>> difficult to maintain in general.
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:52 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
>> wrote:
>> > +1
>> >
>> > In a conversation with a King County (Washington) employee, we
>> discussed his
>> > project to create tiles from OSM to use as basemaps for King County and
>> > hopefully others. While he doesn't need our tile server, the shields
>> would
>> > really enhance the basemaps.
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Evin Fairchild <evindfair at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hello,
>> >>
>> >> I was just wondering what's been going on with rendering the highway
>> >> shields. I haven't heard anything about it for a while. The last time
>> >> anything was mentioned about this was in late-July when it was
>> announced
>> >> that the tiles were put up on the OSM-US server--and that was only
>> meant to
>> >> be a preview. I know that the code has to be changed to work with the
>> new
>> >> Carto stylesheet, but I didn't expect that to take so long. Sorry if I
>> sound
>> >> impatient, but I've been waiting patiently for the past two months.
>> >>
>> >> Also, I have noticed that the shields for bannered WA State routes
>> (Spur,
>> >> Alternate) are not rendering. I emailed Phil Gold (creator of the
>> awesome
>> >> shield rendering) about this almost a month ago, but he never
>> responded so
>> >> this hasn't been fixed. Anyway, I'd appreciate it if this can get
>> addressed.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for coming up with the whole highway shield rendering. I really
>> >> appreciate the effort, because the shields are a 154% improvement over
>> the
>> >> current way of displaying highway numbers. I appreciate your efforts on
>> >> getting this whole project completed. Unfortunately I'm not a
>> programmer,
>> >> but if there's anything I can help with, let me know.
>> >>
>> >> All WA State Hwys. are now ready for shields (that is, they all have
>> >> relations), but are the shields ready for display on the slippy map? I
>> hope
>> >> they will be soon.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks, Compdude
>> >>
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