[OSM-talk] Sutton Coldfield SVG

Jim Ley jim at jibbering.com
Thu Apr 13 17:26:37 BST 2006

"Andy Robinson" <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message 
> For your enjoyment;
> I've uploaded a large SVG file to my webspace and linked to it, with
> instructions, from 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Sutton_Coldfield

> Note that the file is 3MB in size currently and might be reduced in the
> future if we can strip out empty rendering tags which are created by
> Osmarender.

First up, have your xslt output UTF-8, that'll half the size to 1.5mb

gzip it!  SVG UA's must support gzip, so gzip it, The lead developer on ASV 
says there's no performance penalty in the viewer either - it's under 300k 
gzip'd (although you only save 30k gzip'ing utf-8 over 16)



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