[OSM-talk] Sutton Coldfield SVG

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Apr 13 13:43:54 BST 2006

Tom Carden wrote:
>Sent: 13 April 2006 13:37
>To: Andy Robinson
>Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Sutton Coldfield SVG
>On 4/13/06, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>> For your enjoyment;
>> I've uploaded a large SVG file to my webspace and linked to it, with
>> instructions, from
>> It covers the whole of Sutton Coldfield in great detail, including the
>> street names and references where the osm database currently includes
>I am especially liking the fact that you can copy and paste the street
>names from SVG - that's very nice!  I'm a little unsure about the wide
>blobs around the streets... it kind of works for the grey, dense
>residential areas, but for other things it's a bit Jackson Pollock :)
>Have you got a key somewhere which says what the different shades

The "blobs" are created by the "abutters" data key. Currently using:
gray - residential
pink - retail
blue - industrial
yellow - commercial
purple - industrial
blue - mixed

I'm expecting to use the <area> data for colouring retail and industrial
areas leaving probably only the residential areas as "blobs". At the moment
for me its more of a check for what tags are showing up.

>It's worth noting there are Mac, Linux and Solaris versions of the SVG
>plug-in now, though binary-only (it's Adobe) and the Linux one is only
>for Redhat by the looks of things.  Still, Firefox 2.0 should support
>all this stuff out of the box.

What's the timeline for ff 2.0?


Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk

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