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

Steve Chilton S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Fri Apr 28 11:12:38 BST 2006

This prototype renderer (http://nick.dev.openstreetmap.org/index.php)
has an immediately useful function as a proofing device for the areas
that are covered. I can see in the area that I am about to work in
(Enfield, N London) not only what the coverage is but also what tagging
is done. At normal zoom you can see where road categorisation changes
need to be tidied up, and at zoomed scales you can see how road name
tagging needs to be tidied up by making ways, etc. One question though
(and apologies if I have missed this earlier) is what is the relation
between this data and the full OSM data? Or to put it another way - when
will any changes made by editing in OSM be reflected automatically in
this view? I did see a post asking when it would link to live data (ask
Steve was reply!) and I think one saying there would be a monthly data
dump (but that might have been about something else), so could someone
just update me.
[And apologies for double sending of earlier "newcomer query" message, I
had trouble with my registration for a while and it repeated]


Steve Chilton, Learning Support Fellow
Learning and Technical Support Unit Manager
School of Health and Social Sciences
Middlesex University
phone/fax: 020 8411 5355
email: steve8 at mdx.ac.uk

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-----Original Message-----
From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org
[mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Nick Whitelegg
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 11:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Prototype OSM renderer showing road types, place
names and contours

>This looks really good.  As Andy says is there any possibilty of user 
>defined colouring?  Maybe you could use the same rule files that drive 
>Osmarender somehow?


I was thinking along those lines, though as the map is generated server 
side the rule files would have to be stored on the server. One
is a set of pre-defined rule files for commonly-used styles, then have a

web interface to allow the user to select their own custom scheme.

>It would be nice if the map area was much much much bigger - its only 
>actually using 15% of my screen: (400*300)/(1024*768)*100=15.25%.

Will do. The 400x300 is because the code is derived from Freemap and 
Freemap uses that size; the rest of the screen space is needed for the 
Freemap controls though these are not needed here.


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