[OSM-talk] Up-to-Date, Minutely Mapnik Bookmarklet

Steve Chilton S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Thu Jan 22 13:18:35 GMT 2009

Very neat.
Works well and very quick.
I tested on something I did last night which shows fine, but it was a
coastal area and no land/sea (ie no coast showing) which is a little
disorientating (I was editing a river/coastline combination) so presume
it doesn't pick/use the relevant shapefiles.
Thanks for the work


Steve Chilton, Learning Support Fellow
Manager of e-Learning Academic Development
Centre for Educational Technology
Middlesex University
phone/fax: 020 8411 5355
email: steve8 at mdx.ac.uk

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[mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Schmidt
Sent: 22 January 2009 12:09
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Subject: [OSM-talk] Up-to-Date, Minutely Mapnik Bookmarklet


After a recent spate of OSM activity, especially with regards to
rendering and so on, I've put together a bookmarklet designed to help
visualize changes to OSM data in Mapnik more rapidly.  


"Using osmosis, osm2pgsql, and Mapnik, a bookmarklet which will draw the
'current' state of the database, delayed by less than 10 minutes. Simply
press this button, and an image will be drawn over the map showing the
current state of the database."

You simply drag the bookmarklet to your browser bookmarks toolbar, and
click it on any OSM map: InformationFreeway, main map, /browse/ pages,

I believe that all the kinks of this particular service have been
worked out at this point, though I'm happy to take any feedback or
criticism you have. (Please CC me on any important feedback.) 

Best Regards,
Christopher Schmidt

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