[OSM-talk] Rendering of Place Names in Mapnik

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 16:24:32 GMT 2008


On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 8:12 AM, Gustav Foseid <gustavf at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 1:37 AM, Karl Newman <siliconfiend at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> That's the sort of thing automated renderers have difficulty sorting out.
>> Maybe we need a tag for cultural value :-P
>>
>> (I would hazard a guess that San Jose has a larger economic impact,
>> though.)
>>
>
> I have suggested that the number of values for the hamlet/village/town/city
> hiearchy is incerased. Adding major_* and minor_* for village, town and city
> could be one way to solve some of the problems.
>
>  - Gustav
>

You're still missing the point about San Jose--it's larger in both area and
population (and probably in economic activity as well), and is located
within an hour's drive of San Francisco, but San Francisco is better known
around the world and should arguably take priority in rendering.

Karl
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