[OSM-talk] outside data sources?

Jon Burgess jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 29 19:20:25 GMT 2009


On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 22:14 +0100, andrzej zaborowski wrote:
> 2009/1/28 Claudius Henrichs <claudius.h at gmx.de>:
> > Am 28.01.2009 17:00, andrzej zaborowski:
> >> 2009/1/19 Claudius Henrichs<claudius.h at gmx.de>:
> >>> Am 19.01.2009 17:01, andrzej zaborowski:
> >>>> Slightly off-topic, the recently added low-zoom country map display
> >>>> (mapnik) apparently pulls data from outside OSM database.  I spotted a
> >>>> typo (or what I think is a typo) and wanted to correct it and found
> >>>> that the name with a typo was nowhere in the database.  I think the
> >>>> renderer should only pull data from sources that we can fix.  Where
> >>>> does the data come from?
> >>> That's not the case. I'd be rather that someone spotted and fixed the
> >>> typo reight before you.
> >>
> >> It would have rerendered the names about three times by now.  Also,
> >> what will explain that the names are correct with zoom levels 6 and
> >> up, while 1-5 display the non-existent names?  Where does the data
> >> come from?
> >
> > the low-zoom levels are not re-rendered that frequently. I guess that's
> > the reason why. Which name exactly are you referring to btw?
> 
> Those indicated in
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2009-January/033278.html
> 
> Cheers
> 

These come from the "places" style/layer in the osm.xml. This renders
data from an old vmap0 shapefile and only appear on zoom 4 & 5. Maybe we
should remove this shapefile?

	Jon






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