[OSM-talk] Mapnik rendering of Marinas changed

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Sat Apr 17 13:49:18 BST 2010

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 8:38 AM, Patrick Kilian <osm at petschge.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
>>>> Is there a reason why Mapnik's rendering of leisure=marina has change
>>>> from a blue area to a dashed border line?
>>> IIRC there was a discussion in #osm which basically went like this:
>>> [..]
>>> "ok lets make it a blue dashed line and see who complains".
>> Count me as a complainer... I was wondering about that blue dashed line
>> too - it does not fit well with the surrounding estuary and open sea.
>> I'm in the process of mapping a marina and I spontaneously only tagged
>> as a leisure=marina the water portion that is occupied by the harbour.
> Open a trac ticket for mapnik then. Neither Steve nor the others in that
> discussion had a strong opinion. Note that I didn't take part in that
> discussion but merely witnessed it.

I remember that discussion, or one similar.  The question at hand was
how to distinguish the marina land area and water area from the
surrounding land and water.  The old-style marina-as-water made marina
land area appear to be water.  An outline, like administrative
boundaries, does not have that flaw.

A similar argument was made for national parks.  Rather than painting
them all green, show the boundary, let the distinct areas within show

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