[OSM-talk] Come back Osmarender, all is forgiven!
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Fri Jul 4 13:04:54 UTC 2014
On 23/06/2014 22:12, Rob Nickerson wrote:
> I think there is a lot of positives in the new rendering as well. I
> for one am delighted to see some life back in the "standard" map
> style, this way new tags can be (and have been) added to the rendering
> rules. So it's a mix - some things are improved, some things are
> added, and a few things get removed.
That's not what's happening it's very much a one-way street - the
standard style is being gutted, with obvious replacement available.
> As for a "show it all map", I guess this is where Vector Tiles may
> help in the future.
Perhaps you would care to elaborate on how that would work? A vector
tile implementation simply moves the place where rendering takes place;
it does not eliminate the requirement. Someone, somewhere, still has to
decide "we'll show XYZ on ABC map style".
> Meanwhile we have a lot of rendering options available, it's also
> easier than ever to create your own, and tools like Overpass Turbo
> allow you to on-the-fly checks of the data.
No, that doesn't work. For example, look at the questions on the help
site, and you'll see comments like "But I don't want to lose my time
adding information that never appears" here:
A standard style that shows "what J Random Mapper has just added" is an
essential part of the new mapper feedback loop. It doesn't have to be
_the_ standard style, just _a_ standard style.
PS: By the way, Rob, your mail reader seems to be still broken - you're
replying out of thread again.
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