[OSM-talk] SVG from OpenStreetMap

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Mar 17 15:08:02 GMT 2006

Jim Ley wrote:
>Sent: 17 March 2006 14:24
>To: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] SVG from OpenStreetMap
>"Tom Carden" <tom at tom-carden.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:16e8cf860603170501o269069f1p9bcabdcc441d0bb4 at mail.gmail.com...
>>There's no reason I can think of not to put an XSL style sheet
>>directly into the OSM API output, and link to it from the map viewer
>>for the current bounding box.  The only thing I'm not sure about is
>>how easy it is to save the resulting SVG (I had to use the 'copy XML'
>>option from the DOM inspection tool) and if it's ever going to work in
>>other browsers.
>client-side xslt is really slow, I'd rather see the conversion on the
>server - this would have a few benefits, the svg would work in Opera/Adobe
>SVG viewer (in IE)/KSVG/Mobile SVG renderers and would be trivially
>saveable - of course it would cost yet more server load :-(
>It looks, very, very good though - I can see some missing roads - also of
>note - how do you mark a barrier that  you can drive through during some
>parts of the day (as is the case of one of the missing roads)

The suggested solution to this is that a node for the line segment or way in
question is placed at the barrier location with a suitable key and value
(still working on a list of node keys and values). The map would then be
rendered with an appropriate symbol or wording at the node co-ordinates.

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