[OSM-talk] Labling places with Labels

Simon Hewison simon at zymurgy.org
Thu Mar 2 19:55:44 GMT 2006

Etienne Cherdlu wrote:
> BTW I am experimenting with rendering maps using colour for different 
> classes of roads (see 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/KT13_Weybridge for an example).  
> If you settle on some scheme then I think I could render the names on 
> these generated maps quite easily.

That is brilliant, and it makes all the hard work that people are doing 
with adding the road classes worthwhile.

I guess similar coding could be built into the main 
ruby/api/wms/streets.rbx code.

(which at the moment draws everything in the same thickness of black, 
and then draws everything in a slightly thinner white)

One thing I was thinking was selectively rendering streets based on the 
zoom level, so at large scales, it would render class=motorway, then 
class=motorway and class=primary, the motorway, primary and secondary, 
then everything else.

but I know very little about ruby, or the Magick, or cairo graphics 

Simon Hewison

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