[OSM-talk] Slippy map - Mapnik layer UK coastlines

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 18:38:31 GMT 2007

On 3/23/07, David Groom <reviews at pacific-rim.net> wrote:
> I  can see advantages and disadvantages to storing polygons in the main OSM
> database.  One disadvantage I guess is it will dramatically increase the
> amount of data in the database, but I presume it would have the advantage
> that the polygons can be edited / amended using the usual OSM tools, so that
> alterations could be made by people with local knowledge.

You know, there is no reason why all this has to be in the main
database. Surely JOSM could be setup to have multiple data layer, one
for streetdata, one for coastlines, and fetch them from different

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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