[OSM-talk] My slippy map

D Tucny d at tucny.com
Tue Dec 9 17:04:26 GMT 2008


2008/12/10 Matthias Julius <lists at julius-net.net>

> "D Tucny" <d at tucny.com> writes:
>
> > 2008/12/9 Bernhard Zwischenbrugger <bz at datenkueche.com>
> >
> >>
> >>  am I right in thinking that you're not restricting  it so that you can
> >>> only view at specific zoom factors but you can also  drag the tiles
> when
> >>> they're part-way between zooms?
> >>>
> >>
> >> That's the big problem.
> >> Google Maps always snaps to a "good" zoom lavel - but I don't like it
> very
> >> much.
> >> I'm searching for a solution - but have no idea how to solve that.
> >> The user expects an excellent picture for all zoom levels, but that's
> not
> >> possible with raster images.
> >>
> >
> > If between zoom levels, would it give better results if you were to take
> the
> > next zoom level in rather than the next zoom level out?
> >
> > i.e. use zoom 13 tiles shrunk slightly if at an effective zoom 12.5
> rather
> > than zoom 12 tiles stretched slightly...
> >
> > I guess the downside would be the extra tiles that would need to be
> > fetched...
>
> And the size of captions.  Small captions might become unreadable when
> you shrink the tiles too much.
>

Good point... For non-latin next right now the captions are probably a bit
too small already...

d
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