[OSM-talk] Huge Berlin map - OSM?

Gregory nomoregrapes at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 6 21:08:44 BST 2012

I think the map at the end might just be added for illustrative purposes.
They haven't used a current map in the article, because that requires a
copyright license.

I've spent a long time looking at the second picture and OpenStreetMap (I
should probably orientate them rather than turning my head).
I'm indecisive, but it is an interesting style and perhaps not OSM.
Black: roads, railways, commercial landuse, ?industrial?, perhaps the
canvas is black.
White: residential areas, allotments.
Green: parks as you'd think.

Interesting bits:
* In white, a hockey pitch but what is the white area above it? and a
hockey pitch http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/45336436
* In white, two sports pitches but the pitches on the other side of
Vorarlberger aren't painted.

It would help if we knew how it was made. Was it traced with a projector,
or was it hand drawn referring to print outs?
If we knew who did it then perhaps we could ask them.

One theory I have is that the colours were chosen on the fly, in that they
were copying(or tracing) from a normal map and decided if they would colour
something green white or black (artistic license). Most things would be
consistent, but unusual or little things they'd might forget what they had
previously done or they would add some pitches but not every boring one.

On 5 August 2012 20:55, Kolossos <tim.alder at s2002.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:

> They are paiting the airports Tempelhof and Tengel, so they don't use the
> map from 1851. But I also found no indications that they take OSM.
> Greetings Kolossos
> Am 05.08.2012 21:20, schrieb Mike Dupont:
>  "A map of Berlin from an atlas published in 1851. Image via pio3
>> /Shutterstock"
>> Looks like out of copyright
>> mike
>> On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>>> http://www.theatlanticcities.**com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/**
>>> 08/happy-birthday-berlin-**heres-giant-map/2830/<http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/08/happy-birthday-berlin-heres-giant-map/2830/>
>>> I'm wondering: is it based off of OSM data? If so, attribution? Image
>>> of the week? Can it be reproduced elsewhere?
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