[Talk-us] Current status with highway shields?

Evin Fairchild evindfair at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 20:29:53 UTC 2013


I don't think the extra complexity of the shields slows down the time it
takes to render them. But the tiles themselves on the shield map take way
longer to load than on osm.org (which is why I really want the shields on
the main OSM website), which I guess is because of a slower tileserver.

Also, would it be possible to render the shields on ferry routes? In the
state of WA, many of the ferry routes are legally part of the highway
system and as such, I've added them to the route relations. If this isn't
possible, that's okay. I was just wondering.

I appreciate your efforts in all this. Best luck in getting all the county
highway shields to render; be glad you won't have any from my corner of
this great nation!


On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Phil! Gold <phil_g at pobox.com> wrote:

> * Evin Fairchild <evindfair at gmail.com> [2013-10-10 09:22 -0700]:
> > Okay, thanks for letting me know. So, your ultimate plan *is* to get the
> > highway shields showing up on osm.org?
>
> Well, we'll have to see.  The shield rendering adds a fair bit of
> additional complexity to the overall rendering process, and I don't know
> if the osm.org admins would be willing to commit to maintaining the
> additional complexity.  It's possible that they'd prefer to leave it on
> openstreetmap.us, since the admins there (Ian Dees, mostly) *are* willing
> to manage the extra stuff.
>
> I have a lot more I want to do with the rendering, so its possible I may
> be able to get it into a state the is more easily integrated into various
> rendering stacks.
>
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