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

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 10:24:18 BST 2007


cool, that looks better.

On 7/25/07, Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
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> On 25 Jul 2007, at 09:24, Steve Coast wrote:
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> > On 24 Jul 2007, at 15:19, 80n wrote:
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> >> 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?
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> okay okay I did it, revision 3717
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> have fun,
>
> SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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