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

Steve Chilton S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Mon Mar 26 14:39:49 BST 2007

Can you explain what is possible/required (step-wise), somewhere in
I am willing to particpate in the work if it is something I can

Steve Chilton, Learning Support Fellow
Learning and Technical Support Unit Manager
School of Health and Social Sciences
Middlesex University
phone/fax: 020 8411 5355
email: steve8 at mdx.ac.uk

Chair of the Society of Cartographers:
Mind the (Map) Gap:

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[mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Artem Pavlenko
	Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 1:49 PM
	To: David Groom
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	Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Slippy map - Mapnik layer UK coastlines
	Hi David, 

	On 23 Mar 2007, at 11:48, David Groom wrote:

		It seems that the UK coastline is beginning to render
better in the Mapnik 
		layer of the slippy map (it's a solid blue fill, rather
than the odd shaped 
		grey polygons).

		However it does appear that the source for the coastline
might be a rather 
		out of date planet file.

		In some places, eg 
		,there is an exact correlation between coastline which
is shown in the 
		Mapnik and Osmarender layers.

		In other places eg , 
		,the coastline outline in the Osmarender layer seems to
be much more recent 
		than the Mapnik layer.

	For most of the world I was using original shoreline data, hence
it's not as smooth as it should. Polygons are only available for England
and Wales, the rest gets blue shoreline lines.  To have proper polygons
for the whole planet :

	1. We need to agree that storing countries boundaries as
polygons is way forward.

	2. We have to decide if storing these polygons in main OSM
database is a good idea or not. I personally think it'll be better to
store them separately. 

	3. Start creating polygons. I have all the tools and I'm happy
to help anyone, but it is a big task which requires community
	 On the other hand, If one person capable of fixing most of the
UK coastline it should be peanuts for OSM as a whole. If you want to see
nice blue sea and land just do it, don't wait!



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