[OSM-talk] OSM as Map Publishers (was Re: TomTom acqures TeleAltas)

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Tue Jul 24 19:28:58 BST 2007

On 24/07/07, Francisco R. Santos <frsantos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/24/07, Steve Chilton <S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Short term solution - use one layer zoomed in on home page. Still shows
> good proportion of Europe and has OSM road data prominently shown where it
> is available.
> > Someone should be able to switch that immediately (click - done).
> > Then face Richard's "challenge" - which could be another re-design the
> front page by committee nightmare!
> The OSMarender layer shows a good picture at every zoom. Why are we still
> using Mapnik as default layer, when this layer starts at zoom 5?

Because the Mapnik layer looks nicer in general, and is more scalable
to generate?

Let's put this in perspective: it's a tiny tiny change to make mapnik
render roads at the higher levels. It's a cartographic choice (or
possibly oversight) that it doesn't.

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