[OSM-talk] Osmarender naming short ways

Lachlan Rogers lachlan at rogers.name
Mon Aug 6 05:58:16 BST 2007

I downloaded all of the files in the Osmarender Subversion repository (see
and there are a few scripts there for post-processing the svg file
by Osmarender.  The one called osm-svg-beautifier.pl chooses to abbreviate
or simply leave out the names of ways when they are very short.

It also uses bezier curves to smooth out the ways, making your maps look
even nicer.

- Lachlan

On 8/6/07, Brent Easton <b.easton at exemail.com.au> wrote:
> I have a trunk road, ref 1 that crosses a number of streams and rivers by
> bridges. The bridges are all seperate ways with bridge=yes, layer=1.
> Osmarender is naming each short bridge section with the highway name and
> reference number and it looks just plain bad. Is there a tag to hint to the
> renderer to not display the name of a way?
> I would prefer not to remove the name from the way as maplint/validator
> complains and it doesn't seem right. The same problem applies to roundabouts
> where Osmarender writes the highway name around the roundabout.
> Thanks,
> Brent.
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> Brent Easton
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> University of Western Sydney
> Email: b.easton at uws.edu.au
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