[OSM-talk] Mapping Qs: Hotel Complex? Beach? Enclosed Woodland?
tom at acrewoods.net
Wed Aug 22 14:18:15 BST 2007
> However, we are missing any kind of specification of priority for
> overlapping landuse elements. Should we just say that the render
> order is residential, commercial, industrial,... or should the render
> order be undefined, so that layer= has to be used explicitly, or
> should the default order be alphabetical?
> Or maybe some smarter method, like smaller areas that are completely
> enclosed by larger areas get rendered later?
That smarter method would be ideal. Otherwise / in cases where they
overlap, I think that residential, industrial, commercial, retail is as
good a default order as any. So long as it's clearly documented in the
right places and consistent with what Mapnik does, there's not much more
you can do surely?
Ideally we'd all make sure they didn't overlap unless there was a good
reason, as Andy suggests, but I think so many people are tracing huge
residential areas and then sticking in smaller other areas that such
dedication is a pipedream :)
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