[OSM-talk] Prototype OSM renderer showing road types, place names and contours

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Apr 11 12:33:58 BST 2006

great work nick

other than the obvious things like mercator etc, any chance it can be
done in ruby or a comparitive analysis done? Given the limited memory if
we can just run mod_ruby and not mod_perl, mod_php... etc etc etc then
it saves performance

* @ 11/04/06 08:04:38 AM nick at hogweed.org wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Mentioned this on the dev list already, but this probably has general 
> interest: I am starting to develop an alternative OSM map renderer, which 
> highlights different types of segment (road, path etc) as well as showing 
> place names and points of interest. It also shows contours derived from NASA 
> SRTM height data.
> This can be found at 
> http://nick.dev.openstreetmap.org/index.php
> and at the moment covers the whole of the UK.
> The places which show up the best at the moment (from where I've looked so 
> far, anyhow) are Southampton, Weybridge, the area of north London at the 
> southern end of the M1 and (for countryside data) the New Forest and 
> Petersfield/Haslemere area.
> Note that it's highly imperfect at the moment (in particular, street names are 
> not shown).
> Nick
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have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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