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

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Wed Jul 25 09:34:43 BST 2007


On 25 Jul 2007, at 09:24, Steve Coast wrote:

>
> On 24 Jul 2007, at 15:19, 80n wrote:
>
>> On 7/24/07, Nick Black <nickblack1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 7/23/07, 80n <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 7/23/07, Raphaël Jacquot <sxpert at sxpert.org> wrote:
>>>> spaetz wrote:
>>>>> In that case, the tiles server using mapnik would suffice, as it
>>> demonstrates nicely the non-vapurware state of the project.
>>>>
>>>> I agree, but then the mapnik rules need to be modified such as
>>>>
>>>> * you get to see highways and main roads at the startup level
>> (similar
>>>> to what google does)
>>>
>>> Good point, the start page is totally unimpressive at the moment.
>>
>> Don't underestimate the OSM homepage - I've just come from a meeting
>> with clients who used the openstreetmap.org home page as an  
>> example of
>> what a web map site's homepage *should* look like!
>>
>> Yes, the point is though that the use doesn't actually get to see
>> any of the real data because none of it is visible.  If I was
>> visiting OSM for the first time I'd probably say "Blank map, big
>> deal" and move on.  But if it were zoomed in just one more level it
>> would be so much more impressive.  First impressions count.
>
> then patch it to move in a level?

okay okay I did it, revision 3717


have fun,

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