[OSM-talk] Rendering of Place Names in Mapnik

Scott Atwood scott.roy.atwood at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 19:26:54 BST 2009


I hate to revive a long dead thread, but the issue still exists and
Brandon's good idea seems to have been forgotten about.  Does anybody have
any suggestions for how this idea might be implemented within OSM?
-Scott

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 5:40 PM, Brandon Aguirre <brandon at cloudmade.com>wrote:

> US census has a well-organized system of divisions that might suit the need
> to create hierarchy within urban agglomerations and poly-centric regions.
>
>
>    1. PMSA- Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area  i.e. Greater SF Bay
>    Area is a PMSA
>    2. SMSA- Secondary Metropolitan Statistical Area possibly
>    SF-Penninsula, Oakland-EastBay and SJ-SouthBay are SMSAs
>    3. MSA- Metropolitan Statistical Area- the pop. figures and
>    characteristics escape me...
>
>
> PMSA and SMSA account for the SFs and Miamis of the US by statistically
> recognizing the central core city as the generator/facilitator of activity
> (Greater So. Fla: 5.8 million, Miami 380,000) Having these two designations
> also helps in cases like Ft. Lauderdale, which is part of the Miami PMSA and
> is a 'core city' of it's own SMSA, yet it's population is only 160,000 while
> the Miami suburb of Hialeah is over 200,000. the automatic deference to FTL
> would be built in.
>
> Making use of that info however, is where my tech skills fail me
>
> As a side note-
> Denver: True City/County
> Indianapolis: Annexed entire Marion County
> Louisville: Government & Municipal consolidation
> Jacksonville: Annexed entire St. John's County
> Broomfield, CO (a tiny suburb of Denver: True City/County
>
> Cheers,
>
> Brandon Aguirre
> Community Development
> CloudMade
>
> 503.998.1567
> Skype: bragpdx
> brandon at cloudmade.com
> www.cloudmade.com
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> On Dec 18, 2008, at 1:46 PM, Beej Jorgensen wrote:
>
> As a datapoint, Google renders SF and SJ the same way until you zoom out
> far enough, and then SJ disappears.
>
> FWIW,
> -Beej
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Scott Atwood

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