[OSM-talk] Pubs, stores, clubs and the way they are rendered

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 12:12:29 BST 2007

On 8/5/07, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:
> Hullo,
> Yann wrote:
> > Here is a screenshot from the center of london I took this morning:
> > http://waste.mandragor.org/pubs.png
> >
> > It seems that pubs take a predominant place in the map. If we render
> > pubs, we will soon render clubs, stores, etc, directly on the mapnik
> > layer...
> > I am afraid this will be a bit "too much" . On the screenshot I have
> > taken, the names of the pubs are written on top of the names of the
> > road, and having so many icons makes the map ugly (very personal point
> > of view I admit). Same for the recycle containers, having them
> > rendered (directly) on the map...
> >
> > On the other hand, these informations are useful, and should be
> > available. I would love to see these data as mashups, or added layers,
> > that we could enable/disable manually - instead of having them
> > directly rendered on the mapnik layer.
> That's the Osmarender layer, not Mapnik, and I don't see the Mapnik
> people directly following the Osmarender stylesheet any time soon. The
> Mapnik shot of that area looks quite tidy and informative to me:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.51414165367965&lon=-0.1329185661226405&zoom=17&layers=B0F

Maybe it's just because I'm a lager drinker, but I prefer the
alternative pub icon (
), as seen at:


The pub.png looks a bit tacky imho.


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