[OSM-talk] Rendering of Place Names in Mapnik: Wikipedia article length as a heuristic

A Morris aledmorris2 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 10:19:57 GMT 2008


I love the idea of using wikipedia article size as a proxy for 'importance'.

My idea was to do a google fight between overlapping labels. (San
Francisco 227M hits, San Jose 93M hits)

Aled

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Edward Betts <edwardbetts at gmail.com> wrote:
> How about we use the length of the Wikipedia article about a city to
> decide which should get rendered on OpenStreetMap?
>
> We could add a tag to each city with the Wikipedia article URL.
>
> Here are some figures for the Bay Area:
>
> San Francisco: 119958
> Oakland: 113560
> San Jose: 84823
> Mountain View: 26124
> Redwood City: 23369
> South San Francisco: 20539
> Daly City: 17288
>
> Just an idea.
> --
> Edward.
>
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