[OSM-talk] Osmarender naming short ways

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Aug 6 08:54:57 BST 2007


>> 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?
> The answer is not to hack the map data like this - after all at a
> sufficiently large zoom level there might even be space... The answer
> is to make the renderer drop names when there isn't space for them.

True; generally speaking, such mechanisms are very difficult to 
implement if the renderer creates SVG files because while creating the 
SVG you do not have access to font meta information - you simply don't 
know how big the font will turn out. But you can, of course, make 
guesses, and 80n has built such guessing into the next version of 

I'd just ignore the problem for now.


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