[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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