[OSM-talk] differences in how OpenCycleMap renders bicycle parking

Peter Childs pchilds at bcs.org
Fri Oct 23 13:58:38 BST 2009


2009/10/23 Hillsman, Edward <hillsman at cutr.usf.edu>

>  I have a question about how OpenCycleMap renders bicycle parking.
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> At this location (central London)
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> http://www.opencyclemap.org/?zoom=15&lat=51.51367&lon=-0.08747&layers=B000
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> bicycle parking is rendered as a white “C”  on a blue background, with the
> number of spaces (capacity=#) in blue below it. This holds at the lowest
> zoom level that shows bicycle parking, and at all higher zoom levels.
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> At this location (University of South Florida, Tampa)
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> http://www.opencyclemap.org/?lat=28.058419&lon=-82.415946&zoom=18&layers=00B0FTF
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> bicycle parking is rendered as only a small blue square-ish dot. Again,
> this holds at the lowest zoom level that shows bicycle parking, and at all
> higher zoom levels.
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> Can someone explain the reason for the difference? Is there something we
> can do to get the London-style rendering in Tampa?
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> Our university’s bicycle club is interested in mapping the bicycle parking
> on campus and the surrounding area. As the club’s faculty advisor I’ve
> suggested they can do it using OSM. But we really would like to see the
> capacity displayed as in the London example. For reasons related to when
> various parts of the campus were built, there appears to be a major
> imbalance in the availability of cycle parking between sections of the
> campus, and the club would like to use the OpenCycleMap to help document
> this (the university does not seem to have data on the number and location
> of bicycle parking spaces on campus). I’m hoping that this effort will get
> more students involved in OSM generally (and thereby get the campus mapped
> more completely). I have the expertise and tools to export the data from OSM
> into something that will render the map the club wants, but I think the
> students will have greater ownership in the project if they are able to get
> that map on their own, without faculty technical expertise; so far, none of
> the students active in the club has indicated having this kind of expertise.
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> I’d welcome answers to the question, and suggestions.
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At a guess... The number is only shown if its in the data, if its not there
its not shown.

The symbol I'm not sure, But it could be due to the number of other items in
the area...

Peter
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